Procedures & Regulations
Attendance at Tutorials/Seminars
Essays and Assignments
Submission of written work
Return of written work
Final date of submission
Remarking or redeeming assessed work
Enquiries and consultation
Important information and notices
Students with disabilities
Policy for the prevention, handling and resolution of student complaints
If for any reason you have been unable to attend a tutorial you should contact your tutor and explain why. Also, your tutor appreciates prior notification if you know in advance that you will have to miss a tutorial/seminar. In such cases it might be possible to arrange for you to attend at another time. Some courses include in their assessment a 10% component for participation/class exercises. Your tutor will discuss the details of this component with you.
Essays should be typed in double spacing or written legibly in ink. If written, the writing should be clearly legible. An illegible essay will be returned unmarked, with the request that it be presented in a more satisfactory form. Leave a margin of 4 cm on the left for the marker's comments. Number the pages consecutively, including the list of works cited. With the cover sheet on top, fasten all the pages securely at the top left-hand corner. Do not fold your essay, as this makes it difficult to read. Refer to the Discipline Referencing Guide for referencing your assignments.
All assignments are to be submitted by 12 noon on the due date.
Where and how to submit: All assignments must be placed in the essay box opposite the School of Humanities Office on Level 7 of the Napier Building (Napier 722). Assignments must not be handed to your tutor, or slipped under your tutor's door. The essay box will be cleared regularly and assignments will be checked off on a list as an official record that they have been received. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to keep a copy of all submitted written work.
Presentation for submission: Before lodging your essay, you must complete an English cover sheet which you will find in the document holders opposite the School of Humanities office, Napier 722. Then date stamp your cover sheet before attaching it to your assignment (date stamper is located on counter next to cover sheets). Finally, deposit your assignment in the essay box which is located under the counter.
If possible, your tutor will return your marked work to you in tutorials. If your work cannot be returned in this way, it will be returned to you by mail. Note that the office cannot return your work to you.
Here are the provisions for mail return. At the beginning of semester, bring to the office a stamped, self-addressed envelope. This must be A4 in size and have $1.50 postage on it (which is enough, at the time of writing, to pay for the return of all your work for the semester). You should write the name of your course, and tutor, in the top left corner. If you are doing multiple courses, do this for each course (but you don't need to do it for each essay).
When your written work has been returned, you must keep it until the examination results have been announced, as the examiners may wish to review your final assessment.
Tutors have discretion to grant an extension of up to one week (in the case of level I courses) or two weeks (in the case of upper level courses) for the submission of an essay/assignment in cases of illness, accident, or other significant problems largely beyond your control. The request for an extension should ALWAYS be made before the due date and in accordance with University policy. The application for can be found at http://www.hss.adelaide.edu.au/humanities/forms/ and should be submitted to the Humanities School Office. In exceptional circumstances an extended extension may be given on medical or compassionate grounds, but such an application must be made to the Head of English and documented with a medical certificate where appropriate.
Students writing their essays on computers must take full precaution to back up their work at all times. The accidental loss of a file on a computer will not be considered adequate grounds for an extension.
All essays are scored out of 100 marks. In the event that an essay is late without extension, 2 marks out of 100 will be deducted for every working day the essay is late, up to a maximum of 30 marks. So, for example, an essay that would score 75 percent if it were on time would lose 4 marks if it were 2 days late: 75 - 4 (two working days late) = 71.
All written work must be submitted before the final cut off dates. After these dates no work will be accepted and no credit will be received. All work must be completed in order to fulfill the requirements of the course.
SEMESTER I: Friday 15 June 2012
SEMESTER II: Friday 2 November 2012
If you consider you have good reason for dissatisfaction with the mark awarded you should first discuss this with your tutor. Your tutor may then arrange to have your work re-marked by another tutor. Your final mark will be an average of the original and the second mark.
Students may apply to improve the mark for their essay by writing another essay on another topic. Students who wish to do this must consult their tutor about a suitable alternative topic within a week of receiving the original essay. The due date will be negotiated with the tutor and the Head of English. The second essay mark will count; the first mark will be wiped from your record.
Should you fail a course you may have the opportunity to sit for a Supplementary Examination. Details and application forms are available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/
In courses without a final examination, the final essay will be regarded as equivalent to an examination and academic supplementaries may be awarded on the same basis.
The following marks scale is used throughout the English Discipline. Note that the pass mark is 50%, and that High Distinctions are rare:
85-100 High Distinction
Student enquiries should be addressed to the Humanities Office on level 7 of the Napier Building. If you wish to see your tutor, please make an appointment directly, either by telephone or email.
Important messages will be addressed to your university email address, both by your instructors through MyUni, and by other people in the University. You should check that email account regularly and remember to clear your inbox regularly.
Formal letters and important documents will be sent to the address you register at the University Contact Centre. It is your responsibility to keep this address up-to-date.
MyUni is the University's web-based teaching environment. It is essential that students learn to use this resource, and organise getting access to it on a regular basis. Lecture notes, audio recordings, announcements and email communications will all be made available through MyUni. If you are having difficulties using MyUni, the MyUni Helpdesk number is 8303 3335, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with disabilities who may need particular academic accommodations should as soon as possible approach either the lecturer-in-charge or the University's Disability Liaison Officer, who can be reached on 8303 5962 .
Under the University's Policy and Procedures for the Prevention, Handling and Resolution of Student Complaints, students can make a formal complaint about the delivery of any academic or administrative service offered by the University. Further information can be found at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/100/