Unimelb School Of Culture And Communication Essay Writing Guide


All tutorials and classes for School of Culture and Communication students begin in the first week of semester.

Attendance at lectures and participation in tutorials is expected in all subjects.

Essays and Assignments

Undergraduate assessment cover sheet

Your subject coordinator will advise on assessment submission. Please check the LMS for submission guidelines.

Essay Writing Guide and Citation Styles

University Library Citation guides. Your tutor or subject coordinator can advise on the appropriate citation style for your discipline.

Essay Writing Guide


Assignment extensions of up to two weeks (10 working days) duration may be permitted to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, where a student's capacity to submit required work by the due date has been affected by significant factors beyond their control. Depending on the severity of the circumstances, an extension of less than 10 working days may be appropriate. To apply for an assignment extension please complete the Assignment extension request form.

Assignment extension request form

Please note: A minor thesis or honours thesis is not governed by this policy and students should contact their supervisors in the first instance.

For extensions beyond two weeks (10 working days) please apply via your student portal for Special Consideration. Supporting documentation must be provided with any request for an extension of time or an application for Special Consideration.

Extensions are not available for the following:

  • Computer failure
  • Assessment in other subjects due at the same time
  • Employment responsibilities and routine financial support
  • Social activities and commitments
  • Stress or 'normal' anxiety
  • Study difficulties
  • Language difficulties
  • Minor inconvenience - minor illness or mishap that has only a few days impact.

For more information please see the Students Special consideration web page.


Current students

Information for Current undergraduate students on the Faculty of Arts website.

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