|7 out of 10 weekly elective reports @9% each||63%|
|Preliminary definition of Internet information service on which the consultant's report will be written (due January 22, 9 am)||2%|
|Final consultant's report (due April 8, 9 am)||17%|
|Participation in online discussions||18%|
Grades on the traditional 15-point scale (-2 to 12, or F to A+) will be assigned to each of the components of course work worth more than 2%; a pass/fail type grade will be assigned to the preliminary definition. An appropriately weighted average of these will be computed, and the result will then be translated into a percentage mark to meet the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. (You can see how the conversion works at http://intra.fims.uwo.ca/people/faculty/craven/estimark.htm on the FIMS intranet.)
The assignment will form the basis for evaluating each report. Criteria used in evaluating all reports will be correctness, clarity of thought and presentation, and coverage of all parts of the assignment. Where the assignment requests a more extended discussion, weight will also be given to the number of significant points made within the length indicated. You are reminded that intentional duplication of another student's work constitutes a violation of the policy on plagiarism.
|"Plagiarism: Students must write their essays and assignments in their own words. Whenever students take an idea or a passage from another author, they must acknowledge their debt both by using quotation marks where appropriate and by proper referencing such as footnotes or citations. Plagiarism is a major academic offence (see Scholastic Offence Policy in the Western Academic Calendar). The University of Western Ontario uses software for plagiarism checking. Students may be required to submit their written work in electronic form for plagiarism checking."|
Confidential feedback will be provided on each report (usually a grade plus suggestions for improvement where appropriate).
Assignments generally call for a report to be e-mailed to the professor. For e-mailing, you should adhere to the guidelines given at http://publish.uwo.ca/~craven/email.htm. All submissions should be received by the professor by the time indicated. Submissions received late will receive lowered grades or will not be credited, depending on the circumstances.
Students to professor: E-mail or telephone me directly.