Tutorial Participation (5%)
You are expected to actively participate in tutorials. This assessment is based on participation – not mere attendance. This will be demonstrated by responding to the general discussion questions included in the tutorial program (to be provided on Moodle prior to the first tutorial), responding to questions raised by your tutor, and actively listening to other students' comments and views.
There is usually time remaining in each tutorial after the assigned questions have been completed – this should be used to clarify your understanding of issues.
Up to 5 marks will be awarded for general tutorial participation.
This assessment item is ongoing throughout the semester.
Absence from tutorials
Attendance will be taken at tutorials, and as per UNSW policy, students who fail to attend at least 80% of tutorials may be refused final assessment. Failure to attend at least 80% of tutorials (this equates to 10 out of 12 tutorials) will result in you not satisfactorily completing this component of assessment; and therefore not satisfactorily completing the course.
You MUST attend the tutorial in which you are enrolled or your attendance will not be counted (unless prior arrangements have been made with the LIC).
If you are absent from a tutorial due to medical reasons, you should provide your tutor with a medical certificate at your next tutorial.
Response to Tutorial Problem (5%)
A tutorial program will be placed on Moodle prior to the first tutorial. During the first tutorial, each student will be assigned a tutorial problem. (Multiple students will be assigned each problem, but this is a piece of individual assessment). Students will be expected to thoroughly prepare an answer for their allocated tutorial problem, and be able to answer questions in class as the tutor works through the solution to the problem. It is not an oral presentation per se (i.e. students are not expected to stand in front of the class presenting their answer). The tutor will continue to lead the tutorial, but will expect the students who are allocated the tutorial problem to have prepared an answer they can discuss, and answer questions that the tutor raises about the problem.
Up to 5 marks will be awarded for your response to your assigned tutorial problem.
In your allocated tutorial class, in the week you have been allocated a tutorial problem.
Absence from tutorials
If you are absent from the tutorial in which you are allocated the tutorial problem due to exceptional circumstances (such as illness), you will be required to provide documentary evidence (such as a medical certificate) to your tutor in the next tutorial class. If your absence is due to legitimate circumstances outside your control, you will be re-allocated a tutorial question.
Mid-Semester Exam (20%)
The mid-semester exam is a 20 question multiple choice exam, and will cover topics covered in lectures in Weeks 1 to 4 and Tutorials from Weeks 2 to 5 (that is, topics up to and including capital gains tax).
Each question in the mid-semester exam will be worth 1 mark.
The Mid-Semester Exam will be held in Week 6 of semester, on Friday 13 April at 5:00pm. The location will be advised on the course website and in lectures.
Absence from Mid-Semester exam
If there are exceptional circumstances that cause you to be absent from the mid-semester exam, the LIC may grant you a supplementary exam.
Aside from religious commitments or illness, it is hard to envisage students having exceptional circumstances for missing the mid-semester exam. The main reason for this is that ample notice has now been given (by this Course Outline and in the first lecture) to you of the mid-semester exam date and approximate time.
Note, no staff member of The University of New South Wales (aside from the LIC) has a discretion or authority to grant any student another mid-semester exam, or an alternate piece of assessment in this course.
The assignment is a 2,000 word response to a problem type question, and will cover topics covered in Lectures in Weeks 1 to 7 (i.e. up to and including all aspects of deductions). Although this is not a research assignment per se, the assignment may raise issues that may have not necessarily been discussed in depth in lectures.
The assignment is worth a total of 20 marks.
The due date for the assignment is 6:00pm, Tuesday 9 May.
Student responses to the assignment are required to be submitted electronically via the course website.