At TILL we want you to succeed and to do this our modules require you to take assessments. There are many reasons for this:
- to enable you to check and develop your understanding
- to set benchmarks against which progress can be measured
- to bring phases of learning to a point of completion
- to support your ongoing development and learning from feedback from these activities
- and to inform your tutor as to how you and the other students are responding to the module.
We use a wide range of tools in assessment, you may be asked to complete
- language tests
- translation exercises
- field experiments
- and exams
Presentation and submission of assessments
Guidelines about the presentation and submission of assessments is available firstly from the Student Handbook in the TILL Virtual Office, and secondarily from the module handbooks on MOLE2.
There are basic principles that are common in all circumstances, these are
- in referencing
- and the appropriate use of other people’s words and ideas
Again, the Virtual Office is a great starting-point for learning more about this. You are not expected to know everything about referencing and plagiarism when you begin your studies, it is a learning process, and an integral part of becoming a university student: so engage with the resources early and often, and once you get the principles of appropriate referencing right, the details of practices will follow.
We appreciate that our students lead busy lives, and may sometimes benefit from a little flexibility with assessment deadlines. If something unexpected happens to make timely submission of assessment impossible, you can complete our extension request form, which will be considered by the programme director and module tutor.
Work submitted late without an agreed extension will have marks deducted in penalty.
Should you feel there are special circumstances that should be taken into account when your work is being assessed, or you require a longer period of time to complete your work then you need to let us know.
For example, if you have had family problems, been obliged to work overseas, or have had a long period of illness and you feel that your work has suffered as a result, you may want to ask the examiners to take this into account. If this is the case please complete a Special Circumstances Form. Further information about these forms is available in the Student Handbook on TILL Virtual Office.