History theses will be examined by supervisors in new trial

first_imgBeginning this term, the Oxford History Faculty will be trialling a new method of marking of undergraduate theses which will see thesis supervisors being included as one of the two examiners in most cases.Formerly, supervisors were able to estimate the mark of a student’s 12,000-word essay but would have no say in the final result.Bridge essays and interdisciplinary theses within joint schools will be excluded from the preliminary trial to allow joint schools’ committees have an opportunity to appraise the proposal.A spokesperson for the History Faculty told Cherwell the changes were to “ensure marking is conducted by academics most appropriately qualified in the specialist areas addressed by undergraduate theses.”They added: “The change has been brought in after a positive consultation with students and Faculty academics. The system is common in other UK universities, none of whom reported any problems or concerns when contacted by the Faculty.”The trial will initially run for two years to allow the Faculty to assess its impact.In light of the changes, one History graduate told Cherwell: “This seems sensible and, I think, reflects well on the Faculty that they are acting on such concerns, but of course will happen too late for me and my cohort.”The student had “finals’ consternation” as a result of his thesis paper, for which he had a supervisor from outside of college.“I received a much lower mark than myself and my supervisor anticipated, leading me to miss my conditions for an MSt place. It was obviously a very frustrating time, and did seem quite unfair.”He stressed that he did not feel his teaching had anything to do with his lower than expected mark.He added: “Responsibility for disparity in thesis marks and expectations should probably be located in the relationship between supervisors and the faculty, particularly in the understanding of what makes a good thesis.”President of the Oxford University History Society, Piers Armitage, told Cherwell: “It sounds like a sensible change.”Theses will continue to be double-blind marked, and the Finals Board will use a number of strategies to ensure the views of one examiner do not overly influence the final mark.last_img read more

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ORVC Weekly Report (December 16-January 4)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report  (December 16-January 4)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Aleiah Thomas – Switzerland CountyBoys Basketball: Wyatt Day – Jac-Cen-DelORVC Report(December 16-January 4)2019-2020Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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Muntinlupa, QC trounce MPBL rivals

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Cagers of Muntinlupa, being supported by Angelis Resort, dumped the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich, 89-76, in the other game of the tournament organized by Sen. Manny Pacquiao with former PBA MVP Kenneth Duremdes as commissioner.The Capitals turned to ex-La Salle stalwart PJ Barua in the early goings to take a 29-17 lead, then went to big man Jessie Collado in the second half to pick up their second win in as many games and join Navotas and Batangas City in a share of the lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCollado finished with 17 points and eight rebounds while Barua added 15 points. There will be no ‘next Pacquiao’ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum Quezon City and Muntinlupa routed their respective rivals on Tuesday night to pick up their second straight triumph in the MPBL Anta-Rajah Cup at JCSGO Gym in Quezon City.The Royal Manila-backed Capitals subdued the Imus Bandera-GLC Truck and Equipment, 84-75.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City PLAY LIST 01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Bahamas records 90th murder in Freeport

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SouthBahamia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 25, 2017 – Grand Bahama – A man was shot and killed in Freeport overnight and a report says the gunman waited for the man at his home on Yorkshire Drive in #SouthBahamia and then killed the man.   The shooting took place around 10 Wednesday night and brings the murder toll for the country to 90; a 39% increase over last year.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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The colours of winter

first_imgThe art show titled The Winter Tale is driven with the intention of displaying works by an array of renowned artists.The amalgamated and showcased art by many renowned artists under one roof affirms aesthetic sensibility and celebrates the creative impulse that weaves colour and form into variegated manifestations of visual reality. Each of the works is selected after serious deliberation on the individual profile and work corpus of the respective young artist. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Colorful abstracts executed in vibrant colours by artist Gurdeep Singh emanates energy through the bold strokes and thick impasto technique. These art works takes you beyond the limitation of perceived physical ideas, forms and realities. Manu Parekh’s The temple boat at the Banaras Ghats, scenery is expressed through prominent lines and forms which display a volatile energy that can barely be contained within the confined structural space.Revati Sharma Singh’s works shows the metamorphosis in thought process as an endless experience of life depicted in an amalgamation of her thoughts. The visual imagery of striking colours, bold strokes and the play of textures are stunning. Artist Shuvaprasana has an interesting mix of tradition and contemporaneous character in the all the works that includes portraiture, paintings, charcoals, drawings, etchings and sculptures. Thota Vaikuntam’s works as always are close observation of the rural life is expressed through the detailed portraits of the Telangana people. Vaikuntam mainly prefers the primary colours and pure Indian hues like- reds and yellows. His beloved Telangana is beautifully portrayed through his paintings.When: Till 31 January 2014Where: Gallerie Nvya, saketlast_img read more

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