Word limits for assignments

Do I have to stick to the limits for my assignments, reports and essays?

You are expected to stick to any specified limit and there may be penalties if you fail to do so.

Check the Assessment Mechanism Statement in your unit outline in the Learning Management System (LMS) or speak to your Unit Coordinator to determine the word limit policies for assessments in your units.

As per the University Assessment Policy, where an assignment exceeds the word limit, a penalty of 1 per cent of the total mark allocated for the assessment task applies for each 1 per cent in excess of the word limit or the marking ceases once the word limit is reached.

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