Assignment 1, 2 & 3 must be submitted initially via Turnitin and then in hardcopy to your tutor in your workshop/tutorial the week it is due. Your Turnitin summary must be attached as a coversheet and must NOT be placed in plastic sleeves or folders. Students must download and attach a Turnitin check and cover sheet from http://www.humansciences.mq.edu.au/current_students/undergraduate/assessment_cover_sheet
All hard copy assessments MUST be word processed in coherent English and be free of grammatical, spelling and typographical errors. High standards of presentation are expected. All assessments must be referenced according to the APA style. Assessments must NOT be placed in plastic sleeves or display folders. Assessments will not be accepted via FAX or email attachment. For ease and uniformity of presentation students are requested to use a clear font style (not italics) such as Times New Roman, Arial, Palatino or Calibri in 10-12 size 1.5 spacing and 2.0 cm margins. Students are encouraged to print on A4 white paper and submit the assessment using double sided rather than single sided print. Additional blank pages or dividers to separate sections are NOT required. All assessments must also include a ‘header’ or ‘footer’ on each page detailing student name, student number, unit number and assessment number.
Assignment extensions and late penalties
Applications for extensions must be made via AskMQ at https://ask.mq.edu.au as a "Disruption to Studies" request before the submission date. Students who experience a disruption to their studies through ill-health or misadventure are able to apply for this request. Extensions can only be granted if they meet the Disruption to Studies policy and are submitted via ask.mq.edu.au. This will ensure consistency in the consideration of such requests is maintained.
In general, there should be no need for extensions except through illness or misadventure that would be categorised as unavoidable disruption according to the University definition of same, and currently available at:
Late submissions without extension will receive a penalty of 5% reduction of the total possible mark for each day late (including weekends and public holidays). You are reminded that submitting even just 1 day late could be the difference between passing and failing a unit. Late penalties are applied by unit convenors or their delegates after tasks are assessed.
No assessable work will be accepted after the return/release of marked work on the same topic. If a student is still permitted to submit on the basis of unavoidable disruption, an alternative topic may be set.
Students should keep an electronic file of all assessments. Claims regarding "lost" assessments cannot be made if the file cannot be produced. It is also advisable to keep an electronic file of all drafts and the final submission on a USB untouched/unopened after submission. This can be used to demonstrate easily that the assessment has not been amended after the submission date.
Assessment Presentation & Submission Guidelines
Please follow these guidelines when you submit each assignment:
Allow a left and right-hand margin of at least 2cm in all assignments.
Please type all assignments using 12-point font and 1.5 spacing.
All assessments must be submitted through Turnitin in .doc or .pdf format for submission.
It is the onus of the student to ensure that all assessments are successfully submitted through Turnitin.
Faculty assignment cover sheets are NOT required.
Draft Submissions & Turnitin Originality Reports
Students may use Turnitin’s Originality Report as a learning tool to improve their academic writing if this option is made available in the unit.
Students are strongly encouraged to upload a draft copy of each assessment to Turnitin at least one week prior to the due date to obtain an Originality Report.
The Originality Report provides students with a similarity index that may indicate if plagiarism has occurred. Students will be able to make amendments to their drafts prior to their final submission on the due date.
Generally, one Originality Report is generated every 24 hours up to the due date.
When preparing your assignments, it is essential that:
Students regularly save a copy of all assignments before submission,
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no assessment will be accepted after the date that the assessment has been returned to other students.
If an assessment is considered to be below passing standard, another staff member on the unit will provide a second opinion. No failed assessment may be re-submitted.
Students are responsible for checking that their submission has been successful and has been submitted by the due date and time.
Late submissions due to last minute technical difficulties may incur a lateness penalty.
Appealing an assignment grade (requesting a re-mark)
If you have evidence that your task has been incorrectly assessed against the grade descriptors you can request a remark. To request a remark you need to contact the unit convenor within 7 days of the date of return of the assignment and provide a detailed assessment your script against the task criteria. Evidence from your assignment must be provided to support your judgements.
Please note: The outcome of a remark may be a higher/lower or unchanged grade. Grades are standards referenced and effort is NOT a criterion.
Withdrawing from this UG Unit
If you are considering withdrawing from this unit, please seek academic advice by writing to https://ask.mq.edu.au before doing so as this unit may be a co-requisite or prerequisite for units in the following semesters and may impact on your progression through the degree.