Practicals are an important opportunity to explore the applications of lecture and reading material. Please note while practicals do not receive a mark, students must satisfactorily participate in a minimum of 10 (ten) of the 12 (twelve) weekly practicals to achieve a grade of pass or higher in this unit. Due to space and supplies limitations, you must participate in the practical session you are enrolled in. Permission to attend a different practical may be possible and will be evaluated on a case by case basis, but this permission must be approved by the unit convenor in advance.
During this unit we will have a field trip to the NSW South Coast from April 23rd through April 27th to student both modern and ancient marine depositional environments. As a vital part of the unit, participation in the field trip is compulsory. Please contact one of your instructors immediately with any concerns.
A quiz will be posted on iLearn weekly (except in week 13) to be completed between 5 pm Wednesday and 8 am the following Tuesday. No quizzes completed after the 8 am deadline will be marked. Quizzes will cover material from lecture, readings, and practicals. Your two lowest marks will be dropped, each of the remaining 10 quizzes will count for 2% of your final mark.
Any work received after the deadline will be marked down 10%, with an additional 5% each day (24 hrs) past the deadline. Extensions are only possible with instructor permission and requests must be made more than 48 hrs prior to the assignment deadline.
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. You can check the supplementary exam information page on FSE101 in iLearn (bit.ly/FSESupp) for dates, and approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.