Women's and Gender Studies courses promote the development of scholarly, critical analysis, research, and communication skills. An assessment of your mastery of these skills will be reflected in the grade you receive on each course assignment. Your written work will be evaluated in terms of your ability to grasp the issues within the field of study, your understanding and evaluation of the literature contributing to the field, and the manner in which your evaluations and arguments are presented.
Each written assignment will be evaluated according to its content; style and structure; originality and creativity; and references and citations.
Before submitting an assignment for marking, consider the questions that appear under each of the headings below. The more positive your responses are to these questions, the higher the grade you are likely to receive on your assignment.
Generally, assignments, essays, or projects that have been submitted for grading and returned to the student with substantive feedback and grades will normally not be considered for remarking.
If you are unclear about the requirements of any assignment, please discuss your concerns with your tutor before you submit the assignment for evaluation. If you are still unsure about the nature of the assignment or about specific assignment directions, you may ask your tutor to review your outline or draft of the assignment in question. If you do, however, you are likely to receive only very general feedback about the appropriateness of the topic selection or your approach to the assignment, and only general comments on your writing style.
Note: This review of draft submissions does not apply to the At-home Final Examination assignments.
AU's Write Site is designed to assist students with academic writing assignments. Students can use this service to receive feedback about the writing component—organization, mechanics, grammar, and style—of an assignment before they submit it to a tutor for marking.
Updated February 25 2015 by Student & Academic Services