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Assessment

Assessment is by means of:

Two 2500-words essays and a two-hour exam in the summer term.

Assessed Essay 1 to be presented by noon on 24th January 2011


Assessed Essay 2 to be presented by noon on 5th May 2011

In addition there is a non-assessed 1500-word essay available for practice (to be presented by week 6 of the autumn term), and practice gobbets for presentation by the end of the autumn term.

Essays should be provided with proper bibliographic references and be in a legible form with spelling and grammar of an acceptable standard; the use of a word-processor is obligatory. Essays should also be submitted anonymously, identified only by University number. Students should be aware that work submitted late will be penalised at 5% per day late. If you think you have a justified reason for submitting an essay late, you should see the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Stanley Ireland or the Head of Deparment, Prof. Simon Swain.

Students are reminded that written work is expected to be their own, and that unacknowledged or disguised quotation of others’ work constitutes plagiarism and will be heavily penalised.

For those students studying the module with documents in the original language the examination will take the form of translation of and comment on two passages of text and an essay. The examination essays will not a involve close overlap with those titles already assessed.

For those students studying the module through translation the examination will require discussion of two passages taken from the ancient sources plus two essays from those set. The examination essays will not a involve close overlap with those titles already assessed.

Seminars (30 mins. duration): For these the class will be divided into two groups. Topics will be given out two weeks before the event and attendance is compulsory. All students will be expected to prepare for the seminar and to be able to contribute, though for each topic there may be specific presenters and respondents.