Tutorial Participation (10%) (Weeks 2 - 13)
Your tutorial participation marks are dependent on your effort to prepare for the tutorial class, your participation in class discussions, and your case presentation. It is expected that you will have attempted all the questions, preparation and tutorial, including the case study questions, before your tutorial. Participation is not necessarily about having the right answers. Tutors will also consider your willingness to ask relevant questions to clarify points.
To obtain a class participation mark, you must attend the tutorial in which you are enrolled. If you do not attend the tutorial class in which you are officially enrolled, you will not receive a mark. Given the nature of the assessment, no special consideration will be granted for this assessment.
Tutorial homework: Max. 3 marks
In order to encourage students to prepare for tutorials, your tutor will randomly choose 4 weeks to review your written answers to the assigned tutorial questions (not preparation questions) and mark the best 3 weeks. Each review is worth a maximum of 1 mark. Although the answers need not be 100% correct to receive full marks, you are expected to make a satisfactory attempt to answer ALL of the tutorial questions including case study question to receive 1 mark (no half mark).
Tutorial individual participation: Max. 3 marks
|0||A student who has attended fewer than 10 tutorials will receive 0 marks, as per UNSW and Business School rules. Students MUST arrive at the tutorial room within 10 minutes of the start of class to qualify as “in attendance.” |
|1-3||A student who has attended 10 to 12 tutorials and voluntarily contributed to 6 class discussions in a constructive way will receive a maximum of 3 marks depending on the contributions.|
Tutorial group participation: Max. 4 marks
This task provides you with an opportunity to begin practising your oral communication skills in an academic setting by presenting a case answer for your classmates. Students will form groups of three to four in their tutorial class and present a case study question to the rest of the class. The case study questions that form the basis of your presentation are all sourced from the tutorial questions shown by asterisk (e.g. Case 3B etc, see course schedule). Groups will be formed and case study questions will be allocated in week 3. The maximum time allowed for the presentation is 8 minutes. Each member must present for approximately 2 minutes.
Each group member will receive the same mark. The maximum grade is 4. Every group that makes an honest attempt will receive a mark of 2 or 3, even if their answer is not completely accurate or their presentation skills are not polished. Groups who make a special effort to deliver a superior presentation will receive 4 marks. Any students who do not attend their allotted presentation time, or who have clearly not prepared or contributed to their presentation, will receive 0; their unsatisfactory performance will not impact the group’s mark.
Mid-Session Exam (20%) (Week 9)
The mid-session class test has been designed to test your knowledge and understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, journals, and the preparation of basic financial statements. The mid-session test will be conducted in the tutorial sessions in Week 9. The exam will be 45 minutes in duration and will consist of questions from materials in lectures 1 to 7. The format of the exam will consist of calculative questions, the preparation of adjusting journals entries, and financial statements. Further details about the exam content and format will be provided closer to exam time.
Students must sit for the exam in the tutorial class in which they have been enrolled.
There will be a very limited opportunity to sit for a supplementary exam for the mid-session test. To apply for this, see the Course Outlines Policies webpage regarding general information on special consideration.
Multiple Choice On-line Assessment Quizzes (15%)
In order for you to check your progress at an early stage in this course, the first on-line assessment quiz will start at the end of week 4 via Moodle. The second on-line quiz will start at the end of week 7, and the final on-line quiz will start at the end of week 12 to provide you with continuous feedback.
Each quiz will be open for 1 week and worth 5%, meaning that the three quizzes will be worth 15% of the overall assessment for this course. The quiz will consist of 20 multiple choice questions. It is recommended that you complete it within 40 minutes; however, there will be no official time limit. You will have only one attempt at the quiz, and your results and feedback will be available to you on-line. You can use the results as a guide to assess your understanding of the course materials.
There will be NO extensions. Given the nature of the assessment, no special consideration will be granted for this assessment. Further details will be provided as a separate handout.
Final Examination (55%)
Students are required to sit for a final examination paper in this course. The final exam will test your technical competence and accuracy in problem solving, your understanding of accounting concepts, and your ability to critically analyse and articulate your understanding of accounting issues. Students will be advised of the general format and content of the final examination during the lecture in Week 12.