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Faculty of Philology
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Grao en Inglés: Estudos Lingüísticos e Literarios
  English Literature and Literary Criticism
Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Oral presentation A1 A2 A3 A6 A7 A15 B1 B2 B3 B5 B7 B8 B9 B10 Oral presentation done alone or in a small group (2 or three people). 1 point.
Should it be impractical or impossible to do (too many students, for example),
the written essay will be worth 3 points instead of 2.
Mixed objective/subjective test A1 A2 A3 A6 A7 Evaluation at the end of the course. 50 per cent (5 points). Students must obtain a minimum of two points in the exam to pass (and the average must be 5). 50
Document analysis A1 A2 A3 A6 A7 A15 Commentaries done in class (2 points) 20
Supervised projects A1 A2 A3 A6 A15 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 B7 B8 B9 C6 C7 C8 An essay done individually. It must be original and personal, and any borrowings quoted correctly. 2 points
From 6 to 8 double-spaced pages. The essay must be delivered before the classes are over.
Assessment comments
  • In this subject, what is evaluated is the student´s literary competence at analysing texts using various literary perspectives. A general knowledge of the literary schools is also valued, but to a lesser degree.
  • The final mark must be 5 or more to pass . Also 2 out of 5 in the exam, and 2 out of 5 in the continuous evaluation are required.
  • Essays must be original, not copied. We can use "Turnitin" to check them for wrong
    citations, plagiarism or any other type of fraud. Should this occur, the rules
    for plagiarism will be applied. (Normas de avaliación, revisión e reclamación das
    cualificacións dos estudos de grao e mestrado universitario). "Turnitin"recognises papers previously turned in by other people (or the student
    him/herself) at this university or other universities, as well as other
    material found on Internet. 
  •  Those students that do not do commentaries in class, essays etc, have no continuous evaluation marks, so they will have to recover at least two out of 5 points in the second opportunity examination. They may obtain 5 out of 5 in the first opportunity exam (not easy to do), but they would not pass the subject yet.
  • English is the only language used in class and exams.  Mistakes must be avoided. Plagiarism is also forbidden. Borrowing ideas from the teacher and books is understandable, but students must try to do their own research. Their input is essential.
  • When a student for whatever justified reason (illness, exemption, etc) cannot do the continuous evaluation pratices he or she must tell the teacher in advance, otherwise he or she will have to wait for the second opportunity evaluation to make up for such parts. He/she may submit a second piece of written work before the first opportunity exam so that the activity can count as 2 points out of 10.
  • Those
    students who attend and participate in the continuous assessment activities
    will be eventually considered "No Presentados" (absent from
    examination) only if they have done less than 25% of the required activities.

  • Those students that have  been officially given a dispensation (exemption), in accordance with the regulations of this university, must tell the teacher in advance, during the first two weeks of the course. Such students will be assessed in either of the opportunities according to the criteria for the July opportunity.
  • In July the second opportunity evaluation takes place. Those students that have not done or passed the continuous evaluation parts will be given the chance to do so by doing the essays or commentaries necessary. A second 5 point exam is also done at that time for those that failed it earlier or did not take it. That is, the second (July) opportunity will consist of a 50% final exam and 50% activities repeating or replacing the continuous assessment work. 
  • Those students sitting the December exam (final exam brought forward) will be assessed according to the criteria for the July opportunity.
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