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City of Rome - Assessment


Assessment of the module for all students is 50% for worl submitted during the year and 50% for a 2-hour exam in the May/June session of examinations. Students are required to produce TWO assessed essays during the module (length: 2,500 words each). Essays must be provided with proper bibliogrphic references, and be presented legibly. Use of a word processor is expected. Spelling and grammar must be of an acceptable standard. Essays should also be submitted anonymously, identified only by your University number.

The University operates a sliding scale of 5% penalty per day for late submission. If you think that you will have difficulty in meeting a deadline, it is vital that you arrange to see the Head of Department (Prof. Alison Cooley), Deputy head of Department (Dr Zahra Newby) or Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr David Fearn) well in advance to explain the position. No extensions can be granted retrospectively. A coincidence of essay deadlines for different modules will not, normally, be sufficient grounds for an extension: deadlines are announced well in advance and it is your responsibility to organize your work to ensure that you meet your different commitments on time.


On submission of all assessed work, students are required to sign a statement to the effect that the submission represents their own work, with no unacknowledged or disguised quotations, passages, or opinions taken from secondary sources. This represents a promise that the essay does not contain plagiarism, which is a serious offence that will be heavily penalized, usually by a mark of zero. The consequences of a student being penalized for plagiarism means that he or she will find it difficult to achieve more than a third-class mark for the course as a whole. For a fuller definition, see the Departmental regulations concerning the presentation of assessed work; if in any doubt, seek advice from Personal Tutors or the Course lecturers.

Non Assessed work

Students will have the option of submitting a gobbet at the end of the Autumn term and at the start of the Summer term, which will be returned with comments. This is entirely voluntary.