Guia docente 2017_18
Escola de Enxeñaría Industrial
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
 Subjects
  Technical english 1
   Assessment
  Description Qualification Evaluated Competencess
Classroom work Practical tasks in relation to listening comprehension and writing skill. 30 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT13
CT17
CT18
Presentations / exhibitions Performance of the speaking skill in relation to engineering topics, aimed to consolidate an acceptable fluent communication in English. 20 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT13
CT17
CT18
Others To reach a competent level of speaking in given situations, in order to comment and discuss distinctive features of a specific topic. 20 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT13
CT17
CT18
Short answer tests These are in relation to testing grammar usage and its applications in the Technical
English framework. Students perform short answers exercises such as fill in the gaps, transformations cloze, multiple choice, etc. to test their knowledge of the linguistic skill of Use of English.
10 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT13
CT17
CT18
Practical tests, real task execution and / or simulated. The performance of reading comprehension assessments carried out on articles about technology dissemination. 20 CG10
CT1
CT4
CT7
CT10
CT13
CT17
CT18
 
Other comments on the Evaluation
1. Particular considerations

There are two assessment systems. Choosing a system excludes the other.

1.1. Continuous assessment
To qualify under the system of continuous evaluation, students are required to attend 80% of the total lecture hours with academic progress and involvement. Therefore students not attending the total hours of the percentage established will lose this option. Students making use of the continuous evaluation counts 100% in the assessment of their final grade with the course assignments and testings. The failure to complete the assignments requested along the course will be counted as a zero (0.0). The assignments requested must be delivered or submitted by the deadlines and dates marked beforehand.

1.2. Final assessment
Students making use of the only evaluation or final examination sit for examination with a final overall assessment, taking place on the oficial date established by the School of Industrial Engineering. To this end, students should consult the School web site, where the examination date and time are specified in accordance to students’ subject attendance either Campus or City Centre (Torrecedeira).

2. Final subject assessment result

2.1. Continuous assessment
The final mark for this subject is computed taking into consideration all the skills practiced during the course. Therefore each of them counts as follows:
Listening: 20%.
Speaking: 40%.
Reading: 20%.
Writing: 20%.
The sum of these four skills represents the 80% for the mark, whereas Use of English examination sums up 20%.

So the final mark will be established adding skills and Use of English tests up to 100%, being 5 (five) the mark necessary to obtain a pass in all skills and Use of English tests.

Students, who in the publication of the first assessment record, have scored a non-pass in one or several skills, must retake the part or parts for the corresponding failed skills in the July exam of 2018 to obtain a pass. In case of a second non-pass in July 2018, students must undergo examination for all skills in future courses. Therefore, those passed parts will not be taken into account in the future or subconsequent to course 2017-2018 .

Partial or total plagiarism in any of the assignment or activity will result in an automatic non-pass on the subject. Plead ignorance of what plagiarism is, will not exempt students of their responsibility in this regard.

2.1. Final Assessment (May and July)
The only assessment is computed as follows:
Listening: 20%.
Speaking: 40%.
Reading: 20%.
Writing 20%.
The sum of these four skills represents the 80% for the mark, whereas Use of English examination sums up 20%.

So the final mark will be established adding skills and Use of English test up to 100%, being 5 (five) the mark necessary to obtain a pass in all skills and short answer tests.

Regarding July assessment (second call assessment) continuous evaluation students will undergo examination for the specific parts of the subject contents not completed; while students of the only examination who failed in the previous exam notification (first call) must undergo an assessment of the total subject contents (100%).

Both continuous assessment and final assessment will take into account not only the relevance and appropriateness of the content of the answers, but also their linguistic correctness.

3. Additional considerations

3.1. Forbidden materials or devices
In addition, during the examinations no dictionaries, notes or electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, PCs, etc.) will be allowed.

3.2. Information and deadlines
It is students’ responsibility to check FAITIC or their e-mails to be kept up to date on the uploaded teaching materials, as well as to be aware of examination or submission dates.

3.3. Erasmus students
All the comments here indicated also pertain to Erasmus students. In the event of not being able to access information on FAITIC, students have to contact the teacher to solve the problem.

3.4. Ethical commitment.
Students are requested to present an adequate ethical behaviour. In case of detecting an unethical behaviour (coping, plagiarism, use of not authorized electronic devices, and others) will be considered that the student does not meet the requisites necessary to pass the subject. In this case, the global qualification in the present academic course will be of a fail (0.0).
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