Monday, June 9, 2008

Course Description

Library Resources

The direct link to the University Library's resources for this course [ENG220 / 356] can be accessed here.

To see it in context with the other English pages, go here.

Assignment Presentation

All the work you hand in should adhere to the following guidelines:.
  • Typed: handwritten work cannot be submitted in this course.
  • Double-spaced.
  • Printed on one side only of A4 sheets.
  • 12 or 14-point type: smaller or larger is unacceptable.
  • Margins at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) all around (including top and bottom).
  • Available in electronic as well as hard-copy form.


We take plagiarism extremely seriously. If you take all or part of someone else’s work without acknowledgement, and present it as your own, you can expect to receive – at the very least – a zero grade for that assignment.

Depending on the seriousness of the offence, you may also face failure in the course as a whole. If in doubt, ask.

The Department now employs the online system called Turnitin to detect copying or plagiarism.

What this means is that you will have to submit each assignment both in electronic form - to the Turnitin website - and in hard-copy, to your tutor.

No assignment will be graded until it has been positively assessed by the website.

For further guidelines, see the Department for an information handout, or visit this webpage for the same information in electronic form.


Tutors are not required to mark or comment on drafts of assignments. You are, however, welcome to discuss your work with them during their appointed office hours.

If you disagree with a mark, I suggest that you wait for a few days before talking to us about it. Give yourself that much time to reread and reflect on the grade and the comments. If you still have a query or complaint after that, you should consult your tutor first of all. If you are still dissatisfied, you may contact the course controller (contact details given here).

Late Assignments

All work is due in tutorials on the dates given in the timetable.

Late work, without an extension, will incur a penalty of one mark per day.

If it is more than one week late, your tutor may refuse to accept or grade it.


If you want an extension, you must ask for one from your tutor. They will be given sparingly, in cases of bereavement, illness or “family crisis.” You will be asked to provide medical certificates for illness.

You must ask for the extension before the assignment is due.

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