Assessment of your assignments will take into account:
In marking your assignments, key criteria as appropriate will be assessed, therefore read your assignment requirements and marking criteria carefully.
It is the students’ responsibility to retain a copy of assignments and SafeAssign reports for resubmission if needed. This applies to PEP assignments/paperwork as well. Do not rely solely on your computer either. Always make a copy to cloud storage, an external hard drive or USB (‘memory stick’). The hard drive in computers can fail, destroying all your hard work. If work is submitted late as a result of file loss or corruption, then late penalties will apply.
Nursing and Midwifery students are required to use the APA style of referencing. While students are required to comply with APA 6th Edition referencing style, the formatting of assignments deviates from APA formatting. Please see formatting requirements below. The importance of accurate referencing within all assessments cannot be overstated and is treated very seriously by the university. Whether by ignorance, laziness or deliberate intent, plagiarism will not be tolerated in Nursing and Midwifery. Students who do not adhere to the APA referencing style, and subsequently fail to correctly acknowledge all sources utilised within a piece of assessment, may be at risk of plagiarism, and thus academic misconduct. All such incidents will be investigated as per the guidelines below. All students are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Student Academic Misconduct Requirements Policy.
In preparing your assignment the following formatting criteria apply:
When preparing the final document for submission saved in Word format, students should pay particular attention to the filename. File names should not have any spaces or symbols (*&#_-+." etc.) as it can cause corruption of files during the upload and download process. The filename must include student name, subject code and assessment task number, e.g. SmithJohnNS7890AT1.docx. There is a file size limit of 10MB. If your submission is larger than 10MB, SafeAssign won't be able to process it.
Students must submit final assessment items (including the reference list) using the FINAL dropbox by the due date. Students are responsible to ensure the upload is successful and to save a copy of the SafeAssign report for their own records. The date and time of online submission are recorded by LearnJCU. If system-wide technical problems occur with SafeAssign or LearnJCU on the due date, your subject coordinator will advise you by email and/or via an announcement on LearnJCU of any necessary changes to the normal processes of assessment submission.
SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool within LearnJCU that allows students to submit assignments as electronic documents and compares the content with assignments submitted by other students at JCU and over 2.5 billion other documents on the internet. A report is generated identifying segments of matching text, and the quantity matched, and this allows both the student and the Subject Coordinator to check the submitted assignment against the original identified sources. This report is not considered uncontested evidence of plagiarism; rather, it is a means of providing students with feedback on matching text within their academic writing. Such feedback provides an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to approach assignments with academic integrity.
You should check your report from submission to the self-check dropbox, prior to submission to the FINAL dropbox, as this will help you to identify areas of plagiarism or areas that have not been accurately referenced within your assignment and rectify them prior to your final submission.
As part of the online submission process, the following Institution Release Statement is completed: