Tutorial Participation (5%)
Marks Guide for Tutorial Participation:
0: Below 80% of attendance as required by UNSW and Business School rules. Attendance at 9 of 12 tutorials will be deemed as meeting the requirement. Students must sign on by 10 minutes from start of tutorial to qualify as ‘in attendance’. Signing on for another student will be treated as misconduct.
1: Has satisfied the attendance requirement (attended at least 9 tutorials) but has not contributed to class discussion.
2-5: Has attended 10-11 tutorials and contributed to class discussion in relevant and constructive ways.
In certain circumstances, such as where a request for special consideration is made in relation to assessment items, tutorial attendance will be taken into account in determining your final assessment or whether special consideration is granted. If, owing to illness or other exceptional circumstances, you are unable to attend your usual tutorial, you may try to attend another tutorial in the same week. However, you are required to attend your usual tutorial class at least 9 times during the session. This allows for occasional absence due to minor illness and other reasons, hence special consideration applications will not reduce this requirement.
Online Quizzes (8%)
Four online quizzes have been designed to assist you to learn, so you can practice, check your understanding of topics and improve on your first attempt if necessary. Each quiz will count 2% of the overall mark for the course.
Quizzes will test material up to and including lectures ending the previous week. Before completing each quiz you will have the opportunity to try online self‐check practice questions that are similar in content to the topics to be examined. The format of the practice questions will be a mixture of multiple‐choice and true‐false questions. For each quiz there will be two attempts allowed, but only your highest mark will be recorded.
Each of the online quizzes will consist of ten questions. You will need to perform calculations similar to those in the practice set but enter numerical answers rather than checking a box. In order to avoid rounding errors you should try to store as much information in you calculator’s memory as possible. You will be allocated a time limit of one hour to complete each attempt and you may have two attempts at each quiz. For the second attempt, you may not get exactly the same set of questions or data.
The dates between which quizzes will be available online are:
- Quiz 1 – Week 3: Week beginning 12 March
- Quiz 2 – Week 6: Week beginning 2 April
- Quiz 3 – Week 8: Week beginning 23 April
- Quiz 4 – Week 12: Week beginning 21 May
You can access the quizzes at the website, http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au, by clicking on the quizzes link.It is a good idea to save each answer as you progress through the questions in case your internet connection fails. Do not leave it until Sunday night to begin your first quiz attempt as overuse of the website may cause access problems.
You are encouraged to make your attempts at UNSW computing labs. There are no supplementary quizzes. You are given two attempts to cover for any unseen technical problems that may cause you to lose one attempt. You may contact the lecturer-in-charge if and only if you lose the two attempts due to technical problems (connecting to Moodle, Moodle shut down…) encountered in a UNSW computer lab. No considerations will be given if you leave your two attempts till Sunday evening!
In-Tutorial Tests (30%)
There will be 3 written tutorial tests in Weeks 4, 7 and 10, each one counting towards 10% of the overall mark for the course. You will be notified by your lecturer of the time given to complete each test, as well as the material covered. This announcement will be made in lectures during the week before the test and will also be posted on QABE website.
- In-Tutorial test 1: Week 4: Week beginning 19 March: up to and including lecture 4
- In-Tutorial test 2: Week 7: Week beginning 9 April: up to and including lecture 10
- In-Tutorial test 3: Week 10: Week beginning 7 May: up to and including lecture 16
A sheet with a number of selected formulae will be provided. This sheet will be available for download from the course website prior to the exam. The main purpose of these tests is to gauge:
- Knowledge of the topics covered so far. Thus helping achieve learning outcome 1;
- Ability to use formulae appropriately and to perform calculations with speed and in developing analytical skills that are necessary to achieve accuracy. Thus helping achieve learning outcome 2;
- Problem solving ability, thus helping achieve learning outcome 3.
Students must sit the tutorial tests in the tutorial group to which they have been allocated. There will be NO supplementary tests offered for the in-tutorial tests. You should make every effort to take the in-tutorial test(s). Students who fail to attend the tests will need to apply for Special Consideration.
Final Exam Format (57%)
The final will be a 2 hour examination held during the period university examination period. It will be worth 57% of the overall mark for the course, and will cover material from the entire course. There are no multiple choice questions in the final examination. The final exam consists of a number of questions designed to test your analytical skills and your problem solving ability. As with the in-tutorial tests, a sheet with a number of selected formulae will be provided.