This course is designed to help you progress easily from the required readings to the assignments and examination. You will be required to apply the information and techniques learned during the course when doing the assignments. The assignments must be submitted to your tutor for formal assessment in accordance with the deadlines stated in the Assignment File. The non-assessed activity questions are not part of your formal assessment, but these should be done before you progress to the assignments.
Four assignments have been set for this course. You must submit all assignments to your tutor for marking. It is advisable that you should also read other references, apart from the materials covered in the textbook and study units, when you are working through your assignments.
How to do your assignments
For each assignment, please read through the questions and the instructions accompanying the question in the Assignment File. Please read each question carefully and make sure you understand what is required before attempting it.
You must be careful when you are using other references in the research for your assignments. If you commit plagiarism, you will be penalized severely. Plagiarism is theft of somebody else’s work or ideas. This applies just as much to using work of other students as it does to authors of books. However, you may include parenthetical references to the works you cite, e.g. (Stott 1998, p. 38). So, you should include a section at the end of your assignment called ‘References’ where the full name, title, date and place of the publication appear. The way to cite a reference is:
Stott, V (1998) Hong Kong Company Law, 8th edition, Hong Kong: Financial Times Pitman Publishing.
How to submit assignments
You must use word processing software (such as Microsoft Word) to prepare the assignments, and submit them via the Online Learning Environment (OLE). All assignments must be uploaded to the OLE by the due date.
Failure to upload an assignment in the required format to the OLE may result in the score of the assignment being adjusted to zero.
Assignment extension policy
The assignment policy of the University as stated in the Student Handbook should be observed. Applications for extension of up to seven days should be submitted to your tutor. For extensions of over seven days, you should note the following:
- Assignment extensions may be granted in extenuating circumstances, which should be interpreted as circumstances that are unexpected. Work commitments and travelling are not regarded as extenuating circumstances unless they are unexpected.
- Supporting documents must be submitted along with the application for extension of over seven days to justify the claim. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.
- Applications for extension should be submitted either before or on the due date.
- The decision to grant or refuse an extension is made by:
- the Course Coordinator for extensions of up to 21 days;
- the Dean for extensions of over 21 days.
After an assignment is submitted via the OLE, it is your responsibility to check that the assignment has been successfully submitted. Extension applications due to any problem with uploading will not be accepted. The University cannot accept any responsibility for assignments that are not received by your tutor due to any problem with submission via the OLE. As a precaution, you are advised to keep a copy of each assignment you submit.
According to the University’s policy, no extension of the due date will be allowed for the final assignment. This policy will be strictly enforced. Any late submission of the final assignment will result in the score of the assignment being adjusted to zero.
(end of unit)
|Assignment 1 is due at the end of Unit 2 and covers the contents of the first two units.||Assignment 1|
|Assignment 2 is due at the end of Unit 3 and covers the contents of Unit 3.||Assignment 2|
|Assignment 3 is due at the end of Unit 4 and covers the contents of Unit 4.||Assignment 3|
|Assignment 4 is due at the end of Unit 5 and covers the contents of Unit 5.||Assignment 4|
Final examination and grading
The final examination for this course will be of two hours’ duration and will count for 60% of the total course grade. You should use the time between finishing the last unit and the examination to review the entire course. You might find it useful to review the activity questions, assignments and your tutor’s comments on them before sitting for the examination. You will be advised of examination arrangements after you send in your examination registration card.
The final examination covers information from all parts of the course.
Marking scheme for assessment
This tells you the total marks allocated to the assignments and to your final examination. In order to pass this course, you must pass both the assignments component and the examination.
The two-hour examination will include a brief case (with questions) and essay-style questions.