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Submitting assessments online

You can find information and links to detailed information about the submission of your coursework and feedback on your work below:

Pre-submission

Deadlines for submission of coursework - undergraduate

Deadlines for the submission of your coursework are set by the Assessment Sub Board.

Please note that Incoming Study Abroad students at King's only for Semester 1 have alternative assessment deadlines: see the drop down entitled 'Alternative assessment arrangements for Study Abroad students' below.

Formative assessment

For the majority of modules formative assessment is by one essay, due in the middle of the relevant semester. The deadlines for formative essays are:

  • Semester 1 modules: Monday 7 November 2016, by 16.00
  • Semester 2 modules: Monday 27 February 2017, by 16.00

In modules which deviate from the standard pattern, the module tutor/ Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) will inform you of the deadlines for submitting your formative work.

If you miss the deadline without good reason, your GTA is under no obligation to provide you with feedback. Hence, it is important that you adhere to these deadlines. If you need an extension for your formative work, you should email the module tutor in advance.

Summative assessment

The deadlines for undergraduate summative coursework to be submitted via KEATS are: 

  • Semester 1 modules: Wednesday 18 January 2017, by 16.00
  • Semester 2 modules: Wednesday 26 April 2017, by 16.00

Please note: This deadline also applies to 6AANC000 Dissertation.

Deadline for submission of 6AAN4500 iBSc dissertation ONLY:

  • Thursday 1 June 2017, by 16.00

You can find the submission area for each assignment in the 'Module Documentation & Assessment' section of the relevant KEATS module area.

Please note: students have a ‘late window’ of 24 hours after the original deadline in which to submit work. Work submitted during the late window will be marked and returned to the student for feedback, but the mark the student is credited with for that assignment will be capped at the pass mark (40).

After 24 hours, the College rules dictate that you will automatically receive a mark of zero for that assignment. 

Note that it would be sensible to aim to get your work in a day or two earlier than the deadline: there's no predicting when things like illness, computer malfunction or transport disruption might throw a spanner in the works.  

Penalties relating to undergraduate formative/summative assessment

From March 2017, the following penalties will apply: 

  • For summative essays explicitly titled with a formative essay question: essay receives a mark of zero.

  • For summative essays titled with a summative essay question, but with irrelevant content (e.g. content that instead answers a formative question): in giving a numerical mark, marker to penalise accordingly based on relevance/irrelevance of material in question.

Students are not penalised for using material from formative assessment in summative assessment, if the content is relevant to the question being answered.

Note that the above penalties relate only to undergraduate assessment.

Deadlines for submission of coursework - postgraduate

Deadlines for the submission of your coursework are set by the Assessment Sub Board.

Formative assessment

MA module formative assessment is by either one or two essays: please refer to the relevant online module description.

For those modules with one formative essay (and for the second of two formative essays), the deadlines are:

  • Semester 1 modules: Friday 9 December 2016, by 16.00
  • Semester 2 modules: Friday 31 March 2017, by 16.00

In modules with two formative essays, the module tutor will inform you of the deadline for submitting your first essay.

If you miss the deadline without good reason, your module tutor is under no obligation to provide you with feedback. Hence, it is important that you adhere to these deadlines. You should aim to use the entire semester for formative essay work, rather than leaving everything to the end. You should therefore try to find a topic in one of your modules on which you can make an early start.

If you need an extension for your formative work, you should email the module tutor in advance.

Summative assessment

The deadlines for postgraduate summative coursework to be submitted via KEATS are: 

  • Semester 1 modules: Wednesday 18 January 2017, by 16.00
  • Semester 2 modules: Wednesday 26 April 2017, by 16.00

Please note: students will have a ‘late window’ of 24 hours after the original deadline in which to submit work. Work submitted during the late window will be marked and returned to the student for feedback, but the mark the student is credited with for that assignment will be capped at the pass mark (50).

After 24 hours, the College rules dictate that you will automatically receive a mark of zero for that assignment. 

Note that it would be sensible to aim to get your work in a day or two earlier than the deadline: there's no predicting when things like illness, computer malfunction or transport disruption might throw a spanner in the works. 

Dissertation deadline

The deadline for the submission of all MA and MSc dissertations for the 2015/6 academic year is:

  • Tuesday 13 September 2016, by 12.00 (NOON)

The deadline for the submission of all MA and MSc dissertations for the 2016/7 academic year is:

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017, by 16.00 

See the dissertations page for more information.

Length of assignments

For details of what is included in the word count, and penalties incurred by exceeding the word count limit, please consult the Faculty Policy on Word Count in the Faculty handbook.

The word limit for coursework in each module can be found on the relevant module webpage

The word limits for dissertations can be found on the dissertations page.

Style guide

Information about referencing systems adopted by the Department can be found on the style guide page or for information on referencing systems used in all the departments in the Faculty please see the Faculty Handbook.

Please remember that if you are taking a module in another Faculty or College it is your responsibility to find and use the correct referencing style - failure to do so may result in you losing marks.

Alternative assessment arrangements for Study Abroad students

Incoming Study Abroad students

If you are an incoming Study Abroad student who is studying at King's only during Semester 1, you will need to submit the summative (for credit) assessment for your modules before you leave. This is in advance of the assessment deadlines for home/full-year Study Abroad students. 

(If you are at King’s for the whole year, this information does not apply to you; you will follow the normal assessment pattern of the King’s cohort, as described in the module syllabus.)

Undergraduate modules

Assessment for all modules except those logic modules highlighted below is by summative essay. The word limits for essays are as follows:

  • Level 4 modules (4AAN****) EXCEPT 4AANA003 Elementary Logic

    2 x 1,000 word essays
  • Level 5 modules (5AAN****) EXCEPT 5AANA014 Intermediate Logic

    2 x 2,000 word essays
  • Level 6 modules (6AAN****) EXCEPT 6AANA016 Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools and 6AANA044 Topics in Modern Philosophy

    2 x 2,500 word essays
  • 6AANA016 Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools and 6AANA044 Topics in Modern Philosophy

    1 x 4,000 word essay 

The deadline for summative essays for students studying for Semester 1 ONLY is below:

  • Monday 12 December 2016, by 16.00

Your summative work should be submitted via the Study Abroad submission areas in the relevant KEATS module area.

  • Assessment for 4AANA003 Elementary Logic

    The final assessment for Elementary Logic will be by an examination to be scheduled in the final week of term (12-16 December 2016). 

    Please remember that your mark for 4AANA003 Elementary Logic is calculated partly on the basis of your weekly exercises (these count for 40% of the final grade).
  • Assessment for 5AANA014 Intermediate Logic

    The final assessment for Intermediate Logic will be by an examination to be scheduled in the final week of term (12-16 December 2016).

Postgraduate modules

Assessment for all modules is by summative essay. The deadline for summative essays for students studying for Semester 1 ONLY is below:

  • Monday 9 January 2017, by 16.00

Your summative work should be submitted via the Study Abroad submission areas in the relevant KEATS module area.

Deadlines for formative essay submission

Your deadlines for formative assessment will remain unchanged from those listed in the section above.

Outgoing Study Abroad students

If you are a King's student (including Liberal Arts students) who will be studying abroad at an international partner institution in Semester 2, the assessment patterns for your philosophy modules taken during Semester 1 will be as follows:

In the case of modules assessed wholly by summative essay, you will follow the normal assessment pattern for that module. Your essays will be submitted via KEATS by the Semester 1 deadline outlined in the section above.

In the case of modules assessed by examination in May/June, you will need alternative assessment arrangements to compensate for the fact that you will likely be unable to attend the examination in London during that time. Alternative assessment typically takes the form of summative essays in place of examination, as follows:

  • Level 4 modules (4AAN****) EXCEPT 4AANA003 Elementary Logic

    2 x 1,000 word essays
  • Level 5 modules (5AAN****) EXCEPT 5AANA014 Intermediate Logic

    2 x 2,000 word essays
  • Level 6 modules (6AAN****) EXCEPT 6AANA016 Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools and 6AANA044 Topics in Modern Philosophy

    2 x 2,500 word essays
  • 6AANA016 Indian Philosophy: The Orthodox Schools and 6AANA044 Topics in Modern Philosophy

    1 x 4,000 word essay

The deadline for summative essays is below. Your summative work should be submitted via the Alternative Assessment submission areas in the relevant KEATS module area:

  • Wednesday 26 April 2017, by 16.00

If you are taking either 4AANA003 Elementary Logic or 5AANA014 Intermediate Logic (where essays in place of examinations are impracticable), we will contact you individually to determine the most suitable alternative assessment arrangement for you.

Your deadlines for formative assessment will remain unchanged from those listed in the section above.

Submission

You will find specific instructions for submission on the relevant KEATS page of the module for which you are submitting work.

It is important that you do not leave your submission to the last minute, so that you have plenty of time to ensure your submission is successful and correct.

Work submitted ON the deadline will be marked as late: for example, if the deadline is 16.00 the work must have completed its submission at 15.59.59 at the latest). You need to submit BEFORE the deadline. Please see below for information on the penalties applied to late submissions.

Work submitted up to 24 hours after the deadline will be marked, but the grade awarded will be capped at the pass mark (40% for UG and 50% for PGT). Students will be informed what mark would have been awarded had the cap not been applied and will receive feedback on the work. 

Work submitted more than 24 hours after the deadline will receive a mark of zero. No feedback or indicative grade will be provided. 

Departmental guidelines on preparation & submission of coursework

All summative work submitted to the Department of Philosophy must be submitted via the assessment area of the relevant module on KEATS and must conform to the Philosophy style guide.  

Help and guidance for online submission

You can find guidance on using the system and support in interpreting your Turnitin report in the How to Submit Coursework guide.

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and avoidance avoidance tool. When used in the correct way it can help you avoid plagiarism. It also assists tutors in identifying work that has been plagiarised.

You can find more information about plagiarism avoidance and using Turnitin, as well as access to a sandbox Turnitin submission area on the Library Services website. Please also see our page on plagiarism.

Faculty policies regarding online submission

Please read the Faculty policy on coursework submission in the Faculty Handbook carefully to make sure you are aware of Faculty policy. There is also information available on this page about what to do in the event of a technical failure of College systems.

All written work during your degree will be submitted via KEATS. Deadlines for all work can be found as part of the relevant module area on KEATS.

If students have any problems with the KEATS system they should contact philosophy@kcl.ac.uk in the first instance.

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