All assignments are due on the dates provided. If students are unable to complete assignments, they must communicate with the instructors before the deadline to avoid penalties.
Active participation is encouraged during lectures, tutorials, and all group based assignments. Students are expected to contribute to the discussion through their questions, comments and personal insights.
Here is a list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" for this module.
* Visit the course web page at least once a week.
* Check your emails at least once a week.
* Always check the course announcements first!
* Send in your assignments for each learning unit in time. The deadlines are given in the timetable. You will miss out on marks if you send it too late.
* Protect your computer system and ours by using an Anti-Virus program. This is very serious! We will have to exclude you from the course if you send us viruses!
*Ask immediately if you encounter roadblocks and problems! Remember: we are here to help and guide you through this program!
* Always indicate the source < style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">and reference when you use ideas and phrases from somebody else including from webpages (here, you should e.g. give the author and the URL!). Your correct use and referencing of information sources (including giving the reference) is one criterion for evaluation.
Last not least …..
* Think yourself! Your thoughts, doubts, and your ideas or your suggestions are much (repeat: MUCH) more important to us than the correct repetition of book knowledge without understanding and critically evaluating. Your creativity in problem solving and your capability of critical reflection are what we want to practice and learn in this course.
* Don't cheat. Do not just "copy & paste" from other participants or other sources. Do not use ideas, results or quotes from others without giving the source and critically reflecting on it.
Do not "copy & paste" without giving the reference.
This is called “plagiarism” and constitutes a severe breech of academic conduct. It is considered a type of cheating. It is commonly defined as "adoption or reproduction of the ideas or words or statements of another person without due acknowledgment”. If you are plagiarizing in this module, your work might not be recognized for the module (no marks), you might lose all marks for previous modules if you used plagiarism to get the marks or you might be expelled from the course. In our course, your work might be submitted to a plagiarism-check via TurnItIn. Please review the University’s policy on academic integrity, located at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/adminpolicy/acceptance.html#NUSHonourCode
All graded work must be completed in accordance with The National University of Singapore’s Honour Code. Academic dishonesty is defined as any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive, or failure to acknowledge the source, or falsification of information, or inaccuracy of statements, or cheating at examinations/tests, or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them. Students should adopt this rule - You have the obligation to make clear to the assessor which is your own work, and which is the work of others. Otherwise, your assessor is entitled to assume that everything being presented for assessment is being presented as entirely your own work.
Paper Formatting and References
References should be cited (no exceptions) in the Harvard style. Information on citations can be found here: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/citation . Information on Harvard citation style can be found here, http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/c.php?g=145626&p=955164
All scientific references must be scholarly publications or accessible references (journals printed or electronic, books, magazines, newspapers, reports a); Wikipedia references or similar online sources are not acceptable.