Arts One Essays and Grading

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“I will never forget the moment Dr. Ed Hundert reached across the table to hand me my first ever assignment for ‘university’. I was terrified I had “failed” and Ed Hundert remarked, “You’re pale as a ghost! Don’t worry! You did well!” (And I had, indeed!).“

Noni R,
Arts One 1993W, ‘Power and Freedom’


Papers are typically 1500-2000 words in length, and students will need to make five copies, keeping one and distributing the rest to the group (depending on the seminar group, this distribution may be done digitally). Students will write twelve original papers over the year (there may also be one rewrite of a paper, depending on the year and the group), and the instructor will select the 10 best of these to count towards the final mark. Papers will be evaluated after they have been read and discussed in the tutorial meeting. It is vital that student present their papers and responses on schedule, and that they attend all lectures, seminars and tutorials.

70% of the mark will be derived from essays. One or more of these may include an essay written in class. There will be a capstone paper at the end of the second term, worth 20%, and the last 10% will be awarded for class participation, including assigned responses to papers delivered in the tutorial.


Papers: 70%
Capstone Paper: 20%
Participation: 10%
TOTAL 100%