While the assessment may differ from course to course, the University requires you to submit 8000 words of assessable work in order to pass this subject. This may be in the form of a minor and major essay, multiple assignments or a single essay. Details are outlined in the course guides provided by the subject co-ordinator.
Students are required to submit ONE hard copy of each assignment, however, some course co-ordinators may require you also submit it electronically.
|Fail 0 - 49%||Pass 50 - 64%||Credit 65 - 74%||Distinction 75 - 84%||High Distinction 85+|
|General Description||Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements||Satisfies the minimum requirements||Demonstrates a high level of understanding and presentation and a degree of originality and insight||A very high standard of work which demonstrates originality and insight||Outstanding or exceptional work in terms of understanding, interpretation and presentation|
|Reading||Very little evidence of having read any of the core texts and materials||Evidence of having read core texts and materials||Thorough understanding of core texts and materials||Evidence of reading beyond core texts and materials||Strong evidence of independent reading beyond core texts and materials|
|Knowledge of Topic||Scant knowledge of principles and concepts||Knowledge of principles and concepts at least adequate to communicate intelligently in the topic and to serve as a basis for further study||Sound knowledge of principles and concepts||Evidence of an understanding of deeper and more subtle aspects of the topic||Demonstrates insight, awareness and understanding of deeper and more subtle aspects of the topic. Ability to consider topic in the broader context of the discipline|
|Articulation of argument||No evidence of ability to construct coherent argument||Sound argument based on evidence||Well-reasoned argument based on broad evidence||Evidence of imagination and flair. Evidence of originality and independent thought||Demonstrates imagination or flair. Demonstrates originality and independent thought|
|Analytical and evaluative skill||No evidence of analytical and evaluative skills||Some evidence of analytical and evaluative skills||Evidence of analytic and evaluative skills||Clear evidence of analytical and evaluative skills||Highly developed analytical and evaluative skills|
|Problem solving||No evidence of problem-solving skills||Adequate problem-solving skills||Ability to use and apply fundamental concepts and skills||Ability to solve non-routine questions||Ability to solve very challenging problems|
|Expression and presentation appropriate to the discipline||Rudimentary skills in expression and presentation||Adequate skills in expression and presentation||Good skills in expression and presentation||Well developed skills in expression and presentation||Highly developed skills in expression and presentation|