Submission and Return of Coursework
Deadlines for pieces of coursework are announced for each course in the Courses section of this Handbook and on Moodle. Where relevant, tutors will give topics/questions well in advance of deadline dates.
Written work for assessment must not be handed directly to your tutor, but posted in the appropriate Essay Boxin the Departmental Mixing Bay (located near the Departmental Offices). This is so that the Part II Secretaries can date-stamp them and keep a record of submission – an essential safeguard in case one should go astray. If, exceptionally, you need to submit work by post: a) please make a copy and retain it yourself, b) send it to the Part II Office, not your tutor (the Secretaries can provide the address if you are not sure), and c) please use Recorded Delivery. Work for some courses is also submitted electronically (via Moodle). Please submit as directed by your tutor. Written work submitted in any other manner (e.g. by email) or in any other place is deemed not to have been submitted. Any work submitted should have the course number, tutor name and your name on the first page.
Every assignment must be accompanied by a coversheet (supplies of which are kept in the Mixing Bay). You are required to fill in the essential information about the piece of assessed work - your own name and your tutor's, the title of the assignment and course it is for, the date due and the date of actual submission. In signing this cover-sheet, you are giving an undertaking that it is all your own work (see the section on Plagiarism). When the assignment is returned to you, the tutor will have given a mark (including any penalties for lateness or presentation) and a summary of his or her principal responses to the work (there may be additional comments on the work itself).
The purpose of these coversheets is to ensure that we have a proper record of all the coursework you do in the department, and have on file details of your tutors' responses to your work, in order to help us keep an overview of your progress in the department, and to write references for you. They also help us keep track of the submission and return of essays.
We will also ask all Part II students to resubmit the original copies of their essays to the Part II Office at the end of Years 2 and 3. This is to allow members of the Exam Boards or External Examiners to view them if needed.
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Information on Penalties:
Penalties for Over/Under-Length Work:
1. If an extension has been granted, and the essay is handed in within seven days (the maximum extension which can normally be granted), then there will be no penalty.
2. If no extension has been granted, there will be a deduction of 10 marks if the essay is submitted within a week of the deadline.
3. If an extension has been granted, but the essay is submitted after the extension expires, then 10 marks will be deducted for essays submitted within a week after the expiry of the extension. Essays submitted more than a week after the new deadline expires will receive a mark of zero.
4. If no extension has been granted, and the essay is submitted more than seven days after the submission date, a mark of zero will be given.
The University requires that, without exception, all coursework is sumbitted by the Senate Deadline (normally Friday Week 3, Term 3) The Department is not permitted by University regulations to mark work submitted after this date.
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