Assessments 1 are to be formatted to the following:
- A4 paper size for Assessments 1 and 2; A1 paper size for Assessment 3
- Standard size margins i.e., minimum of 2.5 cm on each side
- APA format for citations and reference lists i.e., Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
- a footer on each page with page number, student name and MQID, and unit code (e.g.“SPTH8xxx”)
- format the assignment in MS Word and submit it as a .docx or similar. Do not submit PDFs.
Assessments submitted on iLearn should use the following naming format:
If Sally Citizen is submitting assignment 1 for SPTH8810, then the file should be named “scitizen_SPTH8810_1”.
- Word limits for assessments are set deliberately and you must submit work that is of the correct length.
- Include the word count at the end of your assessment e.g.,
“… which is a therefore a valid reason for including this in the treatment goals.”
WORD COUNT: 1004 words
- Calculate the word count electronically in MSWord by selecting/dragging the entire body of your text and then using the MSWord count tool, which is found under the Review tab. This means that the word count will include headings, in-text citations, tables and figures.
- The reference list at the end of an assessment is not included in the word count.
- Word counts that are up to 10% over the word limit will not be penalised.
- Assessment submissions with excessive word counts will receive a penalty commensurate with the amount the submission has exceeded the word limit stated in the assessment description. Excessive word counts will result in the following penalties:
- From 11 to 20% over the word limit = reduction by one grading band.
- More than 20% over the word limit = reduction by at least two grading bands, with further penalties applied at the discretion of the unit convenor.
- For example: Word limit = 2000 words; Submission word count = 2240, i.e., 12% over the limit, and therefore a penalty is applied as follows:
- Initial grade = D
- Penalty = reduction of one grading band
- Final grade = C
- Manipulation of word count violates the University’s Academic Honesty policy. Breaches of academic honesty can result in failure of an assessment task, failure of a unit, or, in significant cases, exclusion from a program. Please refer to the University’s Academic Honesty Policy and Student Discipline Rules for more information about the University’s procedures for handling breaches of academic honesty.
All assessments are submitted electronically via iLearn.
Assessment coversheets are no longer required, so please do not submit them (unless requested by the Unit Convenor).
In a small number of cases, a lecturer may request you to submit a hard copy in class. Note that these hard copies are in addition to those submitted via iLearn. Information about submission for particular units is found in the detailed unit information on iLearn.
If a student is in any doubt about submission for a particular assignment, then s/he must contact the Unit Convenor for information well before the due date.
Penalty for late submission
Late submission of assessments will result in the following penalties:
- 1 day late = reduction by no more than one grading band, at the discretion of the unit convenor
- 2 days late = reduction by no more than two grading bands, at the discretion of the unit convenor
- 3 or more days late = reduction by at least two grading bands, with further reductions at the discretion of the unit convenor
- For example: A submission is two days late, and therefore a penalty is applied as follows:
- Initial grade = HD
- Maximum penalty = reduction of two grading bands
- Final grade = C