All these instruction should be followed strictly as per the university guidelines.
Overview of the task
Task: Assignment consisting of two main questions. ( Question 1 has two sub-parts).
Total length of both questions: 2,000 words (not including footnotes (or other internal references) and bibliography)
How to submit
(1) You must submit a softcopyof your assignment through VU Collaborate drop box by the due
date. This allows for official receipt of the assignment, and Turnitin analysis.
(2) You must also submit a hardcopy at your class in Week 10. Thehardcopy must be the
same as the softcopy, and include a declaration form. It will be marked and returned to you
with a feedback sheet.
Details of the task
· The assignment is to be completed individually and requires students to undertake their own research of academic materials including but not limited to their prescribed textbook. Other sources include legal journal articles, case summaries, and other texts.
· Students must read and follow all instructions carefully and familiarise themselves with the VU Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policies.
· Statements of law should be supported with appropriate references to Australian law (cases) and relevant textbooks/articles/journals.
· Students should be wary of using internet sources that are not of acceptable academic standard. For example, wikipedia, or similar sources are not acceptable.
· A bibliography is required.
· Referencing style ( choose any type) : seehttps://www.vu.edu.au/library/get-help/referencing/referencing-guides
· Scholarly writing, plagiarism and copyright
o Part of what it means to be a ‘scholar’ is to engage with the work of others, for example, to extend or refine one’s own ideas, critique the work of others, or test and extend theories. Learning and assessment activities therefore often require you to gather information from a number of sources. This may include factual information, data or calculations, visual artefacts and written texts. Whenever you use the work of another person, you must acknowledge that source using the correct referencing system. Failure to acknowledge other people’s work appropriately may be regarded as plagiarism or academic misconduct.Use of one's own previous work in satisfaction of a new assessment requirement is also not be allowed unless it is an explicit requirement for the unit.
o VU deals with plagiarism according to theAcademic Integrity and Preventing Plagiarism Policy.
o VU uses Turnitin for the review of written assessments. Turnitin checks submitted work against sources from across the world, and provides a report detailing the use of third party text and references. Written assessments are automatically submitted via Turnitin in the unit site. You may be provided access to submit assessments early and review the reports, to help you understand where referencing should occur.
o All students and staff of Victoria University are also bound by the requirements of the Copyright Act (1968) and the University’sCopyright Material (the Use of) Policy when using third party copyright material in the course of their research and study. Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with this policy and the rules around use of materials produced or owned by others. For information on copyright entitlements and responsibilities for study and research please seevu.edu.au/library/referencing-copyright/copyright
· Adjustment to assessment arrangements
If you are unable to undertake or complete an assessment due to adverse circumstances the following arrangements may apply:
Late submission of assessments – Short extension of time
If you are unable to submit an assessment item on time, due to circumstances outside your control, you may apply for a short extension of time of less than five (5) working days. The standard penalty for late submission without an approved short extension will be 5% of the total possible mark per working day. If submission is overdue by more than ten (10) working days, the work will not be assessed. Full details of the procedure for applying for a short extension are availablehere. You can download the form from the policy library or use the quick linkhere.
Students are expected to review the relevant topics (i.e., lecture materials and relevant chapters of prescribed textbook) as well as to conduct more in-depth research into the topic using a variety of reputable academic resources.
It is recommended that begin researching the assignment as early as possible. A marking rubric for this task will be made available in the Assessments module of this space.
· Assessment Criteria and Submission
o All assignments are to be submitted electronically via the Assessment Dropbox provided. Assignments will be submitted via Turnitin, where originality reports will be generated and can be viewed.
o An assignment declaration form must be submitted with the assignment.
College of Law and Justice,
9 April 2018