Essays must be submitted online through Tabula by 12noon on the stipulated deadline by hand. Essays submitted by email, post or fax will not be accepted. Essays should never be left in pigeonholes, outside Reception, or handed in to tutors.
Students should be aware that in accordance with departmental regulations they are required to retain electronic copies of all pieces of submitted assessed work until after the finals exam board of their degree. Online university storage is available for this, and can be accessed at www.files.warwick.ac.uk
Submitting assessed work
- Essays must be submitted electronically via e-submission through the Tabula system - ensure you keep an email of the receipt for your records.
- Include your Student ID number as a header or footer on each page.
DO NOT include your name on the essay.
Include page numbers.
Writing your essay
- Titles for essays are published six weeks before the submission deadline. Occasionally you may have more than one essay due on the same day and should organize your time accordingly to make sure you can submit on time.
- Use a computer to write your essay. You must keep back-up copies of your work until you graduate. Computer malfunction is not an acceptable reason for late submission.
- Essays should be written using MLA conventions; if you choose another style format, please make sure you are consistent within the essay submitted.
All essays and dissertations must have a Bibliography or Works Cited. There should also be correct and full-referencing of sources as in-text citation, as footnotes or as endnotes.
Tutors will allow a discretionary 10% short-fall or extension of the word-length. However, a tutor will stop reading an essay once the 10% extension has been reached. However, please note that the penalties detailed below will be made in the following circumstances:
- 5 marks will be deducted for an essay 10-15% over/under the required wordcount
- 10 marks will be deducted for an essay 15-50% over/under the required wordcount
- 20 marks will be deducted for an essay more than 50% over/under the required wordcount
- All marks are provisional until they are approved by the relevant examination board and may be subject to change.
If you want to ask for an extension, you must do so by completing the request form available here along with documentation (such as a doctor's note) to support your request if requested. A form can also be obtained from reception, room H506 if required.
The extension request form must be completed by yourself, and accompanied by supporting evidence for your extension request. You must then contact your Director of Undergraduate Study –
- Dr Sarah Moss (1st years)
- Prof Peter Mack (Hons Level) Term 1
- Dr Pablo Mukherjee (Hons Level) Terms 2/3
To meet with them to discuss your extension request. If supported the Director of Undergraute Study will sign your extension request form, which you must then submit to the Department office for your extension to be noted and logged on your record.
If you do not submit your signed and completed paperwork to the Office, then your extension will not be added to your record, and your tabula record willl not be upadted with the agreed extenson date meaning that your extension will not stand.
Please note that in cases where you are unable to come to the office in person to apply for your request ( due to illness, or emergencies) then this can be done via e-mail but all supporting documentation must be submitted, and you may be requested to have a telephone conversation with your Director of Undergradute Study to discuss your request before is approved.
Please note that any information which you provide in connection with your extension request will be treated as confidential.
If you need an extension of more than 14 days, the department needs to request the approval from the Chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Arts.
- 5 marks per day will be deducted from late essays where an extension has not been granted.
- Only the Director of Undergraduate Studies can grant an extension.
- Tutors will deduct marks for poor presentation and/or poor scholarly practice (such as incorrect citation of sources or bibliography).
- Tutors cannot read drafts of assessed essays; this includes tutors who teach on the module and those who do not, such as your personal tutor.
- All marks, for assessed work and examinations, are provisional until approved by the Examination Board, and may be subject to change.
- Students are required to complete all components of each module to pass. Information regarding the requirements of each module can be found on individual module websites. This rule is in accordance with University Regulation 36.2, which ‘sets out general requirements and expectations in terms of progress, attendance and the completion of work.’