Deadlines and Extensions

Exercising personal responsibility and respect, please request for extensions at least one day in advance (of the agreed deadline). Please provide a reason for the request. You should not be leaving work until the last minute and realising that you have difficulty; we advise you survey the work assigned as early as you can, and seek help accordingly. The spirit of continual assessment is to apply skills, reinforce your strengths and improve in both skills and content.

Deadlines for take-home assignments are generally agreed between the class and tutor, and set at least 7 days in advance. Class-wide extensions may be requested by the Literature subject representative in view of overlapping deadlines for different subjects or unforeseen circumstances.


Physical Submission Guidelines

The Literature subject representative should collect work from the class on the deadline, noting down the names of those who submitted work and those who did not on a post-it note / piece of paper. You may use your own discretion (e.g. if only 1 student has not submitted by the deadline, you don’t have to record the names of the other 20 plus students). If there is a Literature tutorial or lecture on the date, the representative can personally hand the collated work to the tutor. Otherwise, place the work in the tutor’s pigeonhole (currently located in Meeting Room 1, next to Staff Room 1).

Individual submissions of hard-copy assignments (i.e. those who requested for and were granted extensions) should be placed in the tutor’s pigeonhole. This prevents accidental loss of your work.

Email Submission Guidelines (for Mr Lim’s classes)

  • Email:
    Attach your work as a Word document or PDF file in an email to our email addresses. Include the rough title of the assignment (e.g. “Paper 1 CA2”) as the email subject. Do drop us a message, such as “Dear ______, Here is my CA. Thank you!”, so that we feel less like robot-servants and more like nice people appreciated for printing and marking your work 🙂
  • Formatting Guidelines:
    You may download and use the following MS Word template to submit your work. The template is optional. The following guidelines are not optional.- The filename should be “Your Name.doc” or “Your Name.docx“. This helps us track what we print more easily; it is tough managing and sorting 20 files named “CA2.doc”!- Include your name and CG at the top-left hand corner of the 1st page. Do not leave it until the end; the suspense will kill us (really).- Margins: at least 2.5 cm on the left and right hand side, to allow for feedback.- Alignment: left alignment or justified alignment are ok.- Spacing: use single or 1.15 – 1.2 line spacing; the latter is preferred;

    – Accepted Fonts: Arial 11, Helvetica 11, Helvetica Neue 11, Franklin Gothic 12, Avenir 11, Gill Sans 12, Calibri 12, Baskerville 12, Garamond 12, Georgia 12, Times 12, or any general equivalent to the above.

    Preferences: Mr. Lim generally prefers to mark work in grotesque, neo-grotesque and humanist sans serif typefaces for easier reading. Students who attempt to submit work in Comic Sans or other impish choices must face the requisite public shaming at an appropriately large venue with a sizeable audience.

  • Follow-up:
    Full essays will be printed in double-sided hard copy. Feedback and marks will be given in handwritten form.Feedback for paragraphs, essay outlines and critical moves (i.e. “corrections”) will be delivered as an email reply, or as comments within the respective documents.


Critical Move Guidelines

You should generally submit your ‘critical move’ (a specific correction or addition to your written work) within 7 days of receipt of your work. The critical move is a small task that you should be able to complete within 20 min. It offers you the chance to score additional marks in your Continual Assessment component and more importantly, the opportunity to practise a skill you may not have mastered yet.

Please check with your tutor regarding his or her preferred method of submission.