Here is the first essay assignment.
Here is the library assignment
Here is the research paper assignment
1. Late Policy and Rules for Submission of Written Work
- [a] Every student must email an electronic copy of their assignment to email@example.com on the due date. In cases where a
tutorial leader also asks for hard copy, the hard copy may only be submitted your tutorial leader and no one else. It is your responsibility
to print out the assignment. Do not expect your tutorial leader to print your work.
[b] Follow these submission instructions exactly; failure to do so may result in an automatic penalty of 5%. In the email
subject field, enter your tutorial leader's surname. Do not use a first name or a salutation ("Professor ..."). In the
body of the email, enter your own full name and student number. Attach the essay as one single MS Word or .rtf document,
not as a separate title page with a separate body. For the research paper, do not separate the bibliography (works cited) from the body
of the essay. If you submit without the attachment, a 5% penalty will be deducted.
[c] Policy for late submissions: assignments are considered due at the beginning of your tutorial. You have an automatic
24-hour period of grace from there, after which the essay will not be accepted. No questions will be asked and no permission is needed to
obtain the 24-hour extension; just take it if you need it. However, if you submit late, you must still send the electronic copy to the email
address above within the 24-hour extension time period. If your tutorial leader wants hard copy as well, print it and submit it to your
leader at the time and place designated by them.
[d] Papers submitted late (but within the automatic 24-hour extension period) may not be returned to you at the same time as the other
assignments that were submitted on time.
[e] The only exceptions for extensions beyond the 24 hours and without penalty, are a doctor's note (sickness) or lawyer's note (you are in jail or on jury
duty), or documentation from some recognizable health care expert. The note must explicitly state that you were incapacitated and/or unable to do
your work, and the note must also specify the total number of days that you were in that condition. No extensions can be given
unless the note clearly specifies the number of days you were incapacitated and unable to complete your work. Notwithstanding this policy,
leniency and/or enforcement remain entirely at the discretion of your tutorial leader.
2. Grade re-assessment policy
- [a] It is normal from time to time, for students to request a reappraisal of their work. All grade reappraisals must be initiated
within fourteen days of the date on which the essays were returned, regardless of whether you attended that class or not.
- [b] The first step is to meet in person with your tutorial leader to discuss the matter. If that step does not result in a satisfactory
outcome, your next step is to escalate the matter to the course director. You should first notify your tutorial leader in advance that this
escalated process is underway, and then email the course director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a "cc" to your tutorial leader, requesting the
escalated reappraisal. The course director will then assign a clean copy of the paper to a different tutorial leader for re-assessment. If
that process still does not result in a satisfactory outcome, the student may then escalate the matter further to the Undergraduate
Director. You must make a case in writing, providing a clear articulation of what is requested and what your reasons are.
- [c] See the English Department's Undergraduate [http://www.yorku.ca/laps/en/]
Supplemental Calendar 2013/2014 for a fuller discussion of grade reappraisal procedures. The calendar clearly states that, "... any reappraisal may
result in a grade being lowered, raised, or remaining the same" (12).
- [a] Plagiarism is defined as the explicit or apparent presentation of someone else's ideas or work as your own. Plagiarism is a very
serious offence and will be dealt with vigorously. All quotations and paraphrases must be documented (cited) by referring to a particular
text and its page and/or line numbers. Consult your instructor if you are uncertain about anything or if you have any questions.
- [b] It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with York's
Policies, Procedures and Regulations
- [c] Here are some reasons why you should
document your sources and here are some examples
- [d] Last but not least, you must take the
Academic Integrity Quiz to ensure you understand these ideas clearly. Email the results to your tutorial leader within the first 2 weeks of class.
4. Formal Requirements
- Use the MLA 7th edition (2009) for formatting. See Purdue
- [a] Essays must be double-spaced, with a minimum 1" margin all around all edges.
- [b] Use only a 12-point font from one of the following font families: verdana, garamond, arial, courier, or times new roman. Follow this formatting requirement
even if you decide to use a separate title page.
- [c] Your submission must include your full name, student number and email address; your tutorial leader's full name, the course name
and number, the essay title, and date. These data should be arranged clearly and in somewhere in thge front of the essay, but they may be arranged as you see fit.
- [d] In cases where your tutorial leader also wants hard copy, do not put your essay inside any kind of folder or binder. Simply staple
the top left-hand corner
- [e] All pages except the title page (if you use one) must be numbered. Put the number on the top, right hand corner
- [f] The Works Cited page appears on its own separate page, still numbered consecutively, and at the end of the paper.