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Introduction to Philosophy

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   Essay 1

   Due midnight Monday of Week 6

  

   Essay 2

   Due midnight Monday of Week 9

   Essay 3

   Due midnight Monday of Week 13

 

Use the following guide to referencing. Those who fail to reference satisfactorily will be penalised.

 


 

Assignment Submission

 

Assignments must be submitted online via the iLearn website.
 

Turnitin currently accepts the following file types:
MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, and plain text.

 

It is important to keep your eye on the due dates. Late submissions without good cause and prior consultation will be penalised. (See the Course Outline for more information.)

 


 

Essay Marking Criteria

   

The following table gives the explicit criteria that will be used.

 

Target

Criteria

Value

Mark

 

ARGUMENT AND STRUCTURE

45

 

Thesis

Definition.

5

Argument/Analysis

Rigor of argument. Level of critical analysis. Clarity of logical structure.

30

 

Evidence

Relevance of evidence to thesis and argument. Originality of illustrations and examples.

5

 

Conclusion

Integration of essay thesis, argument, and evidence

5

 

 

SCOPE AND DEPTH OF TREATMENT

35

 

Research

Extent of research.

3

 

Sources

Use of sources to support the thesis and argument. Use of primary sources.

2

 

Originality

Novelty of insights into texts, problems, and arguments. Creativity and independence of thought.

10

 

Comprehension

Understanding of texts, problems, and arguments.

20

 

 

PRESENTATION

20

 

Language and style*

Fluency and literacy.

4

 

Spelling and grammar*

Correctness.

4

 

Layout

Correctness of paragraphing. Helpfulness and clarity of structure.

3

 

Quotations

Appropriateness. Integration into the text.

3

 

Bibliography

Conformity to recommended style

3

 

Referencing

Support for the text. Conformity to recommended style.

3

 

 

 

100

 

 

* Extreme faultiness will result in the essay being returned for immediate revision and resubmission.

 

Note:      Essays may be 10% longer or shorter than required without penalty.

Essays more than 10% longer probably won’t be read beyond the recommended word limit.

Essays more than 10% shorter will have their marks scaled proportionally.