There are 5 assessments in GEND1000, consisting of weekly tutorial participation, weekly multiple choice quizzes, two essays, and a research skills quiz. Taken together, the tasks are designed to aid your learning, test your understanding of the unit material, and give you core skills for doing well at university.
The two essays must be submitted via Turnitin.
Students should be aware of the following policies in regard to assignments:
Academic Honesty Policy: http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html. The university takes plagiarism very seriously and there are penalties for using other people's work as your own. This includes directly quoting other people's work without quotation marks and/or acknowledgement. Please check this unit's iLearn site for resources on how to cite your sources properly and avoid plagiarism.
Special Consideration Policy: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
Assessment Policy: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/assessment. For specifics on Grading Policy, click on the "Schedule 1" tab.
Requests for Extensions
To request an extension for a period up to and including 5 working days, please email your tutor.
To apply for an extension of more than 5 working days please complete a Special Consideration request and submit it online through AskMQ. For more information see the Special Consideration Policy above and find further details here: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration/disruption-to-studies.
Late Assessment Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply—two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date—and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments—e.g. quizzes, online tests.
Due: Weekly Weighting: 10%
Active engagement in discussion is an important part of university learning. Tutorial participation and attendance at the tutorial each week is required. Your mark will reflect the quality and quantity of your participation. It takes into consideration:
- your knowledge of the material (you show evidence that you have listened to the lectures and done the required reading)
- your active participation in discussions and tasks. This includes, at minimum, responding to questions posed by the tutor and responding to what others in your tutorial have said.
- your overall contribution.
Note that you are expected to attend 80% of the tutorials. Active participation in less than 80% of tutorials will incur a ‘fail’ unless exceptional circumstances prevail and Special Consideration is granted.
Due: Weeks 2-6 and 8-12. Weighting: 20%
Students will be required to complete a multiple choice quiz each week: 10 quizzes in total, equalling 20 questions. The quizzes will ask you about content from the lectures and from your weekly readings. Each quiz contains 2 questions (2 questions per topic, 1 topics per week=2 questions each week x 10 weeks = 20 questions total). Quizzes are scheduled to start after each week's lecture and close at midnight before the next week's lecture. This means that the quizzes have a deadline, and they must be completed in the one week window of time that they are open.
Students are advised to start attempting the quizzes well ahead of the deadline. There are no extensions, including for last-minute technical problems or forgetting to submit on time. You will need to provide documentation explaining your absence for the entire duration of a quiz (one week) in order to apply for special consideration. Please be advised that the convenor will not respond to any requests to re-open quizzes, to extend their deadlines, or to open them early.
It is very important to click on the save button for each answer as you go, and when you are happy with your answers, click on the submit button. Without saving each answer and submitting them at the end, they will not be counted. You will be able to change your mind on a saved answer, and save it again, as many times as you want before submitting it. Your saved answers can be retrieved even if you forget to submit them; if they are not saved, however, they cannot be retrieved and will not count.
Due: Sunday Week 7 Weighting: 25%
Write a maximum 1,250 word analytical response to the assignment task. More information about this task to follow.
Due: Sunday Week 13 Weighting: 40%
Write a 1,500 word analytical essay on ONE of the questions. More information about this task to follow.
Research Skills Quiz
Due: Throughout semester Weighting: 5%
To help you prepare for doing well in assessment tasks, you will be required to undertake three University Research Skills modules including University Study Skills and Resources, Research and Referencing, and Academic Integrity. Each module has a quiz testing skills developed in that module. These modules orient you to and develop critical academic skills that you will build on throughout your degree. The average results of the quizzes will comprise 5 per cent of the overall mark for GEND1000.
Further information is available on our iLearn site where you can access and undertake the modules online during the semester.