University of Toronto Scarborough

CSC D03, Fall 2019: Assignments

Links to assignments

Assignments will become available in sequence.

Students who are giving a presentation on the same day that an assignment is due get an automatic 72-hour extension on the latter, i.e., until 14:00 on the following Saturday.

Each assignment is worth 6%, but only your best seven will be counted in your final mark. So you might choose to skip an assignment in a week in which you have much other work --- or you might choose to insure yourself by doing all eight.

Your assignments must be written entirely by you yourself. You may discuss ideas and share sources with your colleagues, but the structure of the paper, the arguments, and every word on the page (with the exception of quotations and the like) should be your own work.

Assignments will be submitted via Quercus, and will be checked for plagiarism by Turnitin. See details below.

Assignments are graded for both content and presentation. Clarity, neatness, and linguistic well-formedness all count toward the grade.

All assertions and quotations in the text must be supported by citations. Citations should preferably be in a consistent style—preferably the parenthetical name-year style (also known as “APA style” or “Harvard style”) but give authors' full names, not just initials. For definitions, see the UofT guide to standard documentation formats available here.

Submission instructions

Written assignments in this course must be submitted electronically via Quercus by the deadline for the submission. If you are unwilling to participate in the Turnitin plagiarism detection system, you must tell the instructor without delay.

"Normally, students will be required to submit their course essays to for a review of textual similarity and detection of possible plagiarism. In doing so, students will allow their essays to be included as source documents in the reference database, where they will be used solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. The terms that apply to the University's use of the service are described on the web site”.

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Important: Your assignment is not sent to Turnitin until you confirm your submission and get a receipt. Be sure to save the receipt as proof that you submitted your assignment on time!

Last modified, 21 June 2019.
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