The following guidelines are designed to support you with presenting assessment items in the School of Information Studies.
Good presentation assists your work and helps you to clearly communicate your responses to assessment tasks. In every assessment task in your subject outline you will find specific presentation requirement details. Always abide by these in the first instance and if in doubt, contact your subject coordinator.
Always provide a title page
All of your assessments should include a separate title page at the start of your work. This should include: your name and student number; the subject code and name; the assessment item number; a title; and a word count.
Do not try to fancy up the title page with framed borders, excessive graphics and other unnecessary details as doing so can interfere with us readily marking your work online.
All formatting should follow APA guidelines. For further information please visit https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/paper-format/. If in doubt please ask your subject coordinator.
Always work to the word limit specified in your assessment task as they have been determined by your teaching staff for a reason. Keep in mind that the following also applies:
If in doubt, check with your subject coordinator.
The School of Information Studies uses CSU APA referencing. We refer to in-text citations as being the references within the body of an assessment. The full list of items used which goes at the end of your work is the reference list, referred to as References in the heading. Always begin a fresh page for a reference list. Comply with CSU APA rules and put your work in alphabetical order.
The most up-to-date guide produced by the University is available through the link below. You are advised to download a copy of this for regular reference to it:
It is recommended you use the Australian Guide to Legal Citation for legal materials.
If you need further information, visit the Referencing at CSU webpage. The Library also has a useful database called APA Style Central which can be helpful when looking for information not covered in the Referencing Guide.
Appendices are not required for all assessment tasks and should only be included when specified in the assessment item description in your subject outline. They are often allowed, in a report, for example to include additional material that is of relevance and value to the task.
Keep in mind:
Proofing your work before submission
Make sure that you always proofread your work before submission. Work submitted with errors can reduce its quality and distracts the reader, making it more difficult for them to follow and assess your work.
Consider the following when you are proofing:
For help with preparing and submitting your assessments please visit this CSU page.
Submitting your work
Most assessment items must be submitted through the University’s online system - EASTS (Electronic Assignment Submission Tracking System). The link to EASTs appears in your student portal and is also available through your subject sites. General guidelines for submitting through EASTS include:
Always ensure you have backed up your file before submission just in case it is needed.