A scholarly approach is expected in the preparation of papers and essays in all Faculty subjects. The standard style manual for most Faculty subject is MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (New York: Modern Languages Association, 2003); a guide summarising the fundamental points is available at www.music.unimelb.edu.au/research/rm/.
For music therapy subjects the required style is APA IV (American Psychological Association Publication Manual 4th ed).
Submission of Assignments
Assignments in all subjects should be deposited in the appropriate locker in the Faculty basement by 5pm on the due date, unless stated otherwise. Students must keep a duplicate copy of the work in case of any dispute. Assignments submitted by post must arrive at the Faculty of Music before the due date. Assignments will not be accepted by fax except in extreme circumstances. Assignment submissions are tracked and date-stamped by the Faculty office.
Collection of Corrected Assignments
The teacher or lecturer of each subject will advise you about how corrected assignments will be distributed to you. Assignments are not distributed via the Faculty office.
Students are notified of assignment details well in advance and extensions therefore will not be granted without very serious cause. Under Statute 12.4, applications for extensions will generally be considered only on medical or other serious grounds. Applications made on the grounds of workload, external commitments, crashed computers etc. will not be approved.
Students seeking an extension on major assignments should submit an Assignment Extension form to the School of Music - Parkville Office. Applications must be submitted no later than three working days after the due date of the assignment however every effort should be made to submit the application in advance of the due date. Medical certificates or other supporting documentation must be included with your application.
You will be notified within 36 hours of the outcome of your application. Please note that this information will be sent via your University email account. Until you have been advised of the outcome, you should assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application for an extension is successful, please submit your assignment at the Faculty Office by the date advised.
Where work is submitted without an extension after the due date, lecturers may, at their discretion, choose to:
- impose a penalty of 5% of the maximum mark for each day the work is late (where work is less than a week overdue);
- award a mark of 50% only (where work is more than a week overdue);
- not mark the work (where work is more than a week overdue).
Assistance with Assignments
If you are experiencing difficulty in writing assignments or preparing for assessment, and would like some assistance, the Language and Learning Skills Unit (LLSU) is a great place to start. The LLSU offers individual appointments, study skills classes for a range of student needs, and has a wide range of online and hard-copy resources.
For more information, go to http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/llsu/