Attendance for the entirety of the field trip and each of the 5 practicals is compulsory.
Submissions of all assessments for this unit will be electronic.
1. For the Journal of learning (x 10) posts:
- You will be required to publish your assessment on iLearn database. You will be provided with instructions on publish these at the start of semester. For each of these assessments you will also be required to cut and paste your text into a Word document and submit this to turnitin via the unit’s iLearn site for plagiarism detection. We will streamline plagiarism checks of the weekly Journal of Learning Posts by submitting these to turnitin in two batches: a single document, containing the text of posts from week 4-8 posts will be submitted in week 8; in week 13, a single document with text from the week 9-13 posts will be submitted.
2. The practical report will be submitted to turnitin via the unit’s iLearn site.
3. The graphs should be uploaded to the assessment folder, clearly marked ‘graphs’ in iLearn.
Turnitin is a powerful online tool for the detection of plagiarism. It works by comparing the text of a submitted document (i.e., your assignment) with the work of your current classmates, other courses at Macquarie, as well as published material in books, journals and on the web.
To submit your assignment via turnitin:
Visit the Assessments tab in iLearn, look for the turnitin header and select the relevant assessment item (Practical Report or Field Trip Report).
- Click on the Submit Paper tab.
- Select Student Name of the student who you are submitting on behalf of.
- Enter a Submission Title.
- Select Submission Part if there are multiple parts available.
- Click Browse and select the file you would like to submit.
- Click Add Submission.
Extensions, penalties and Disruptions to Studies
The deadlines for assignments are not negotiable. If an assignment is submitted late a penalty of -10% of the mark allocated for the assignment will be deducted per day that any work is submitted late (i.e. 5 days late = -50% of marks available).
If you experience a serious and unavoidable disruption to your studies and require an extension for an assessment please submit a Disruptions to Studies notification via ask.mq.edu.au with supporting documentation, and a Professional Authority Form completed by your health care professional. If you anticipate a potentially serious and unavoidable disruption (e.g. upcoming surgery) speak to the unit convenor early and apply for an extension before the due date.
If you apply for Disruption to Study for your final examination, you must make yourself available for the week of July 24 – 28, 2017 to sit a supplementary exam. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.