FAQ Studying @ Wittenborg
GRADUATION ASSIGNMENT/FINAL PROJECT
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:39 AM)
GA/FP: How much time does it take to write a Graduation Assignment?
Ideally: One block for the topic, one block for the research proposal and two blocks for the Graduation Assignment.
The timeline is available in the EEG, Part 8.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:18 AM)
GA/FP: I have uploaded my Graduation Assignment/Final Project on the wrong Turnitin area. What can I do to resolve this issue?
Please inform the Helpdesk and include the link to the wrong submission area. We will delete the wrong paper for you and you can then upload it to the correct area.
Please note that you should inform us before the deadline. It will not be possible once the deadline to the specific submission area has passed.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 10:29 AM)
GA/FP: I want to upload my Graduation Assignment (GA) but I have a problem where I cannot log in to the GA online area because I am not enrolled any more, and when I tried to re-enrol, I could not find the GA course in the search courses bar area.
All bachelor's students are now added to a common GA area, where we have provided links to each specialisation GA course area. Course: Graduation Assignment (Bachelor) |GA32_FP_All| (wittenborg-online.com)
All master's students are now added to a common GA area, where we have provided links to each specialisation GA course area. Course: Graduation Assignment (Master) |GA43_FP_All| (wittenborg-online.com)
Once you want to access your GA area, you can simply click on it in the table. If you are no more enrolled there, it will ask for an enrolment key and you can find the enrolment keys in Process Tutor areas. It has not changed.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:35 AM)
GA/FP: Is uploading Chapter 1-3 and Chapter 1-4 mandatory?
No, but do realise that these are the only two opportunities that students get to have in-depth feedback on the content of their work. Missing out on this feedback seriously reduces the chance of a pass. Do keep in mind that you can only ask for a ‘free’ block after a fail on the Graduation Assignment when these upload opportunities are used.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:38 AM)
GA/FP: What is a synopsis video?
A 30-second video which gives an overview of the topic/content of your Graduation Assignment, and must be added to the presentation slides.
You can find the updated information here.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:00 AM)
GA/FP: What is the deadline to upload my Graduation Assignment/Final Project final version?
The deadline is Monday of Week 4 at 16:00 CET in each teaching block. If you miss the deadline you will need to submit your Graduation Assignment/Final Project in the upcoming teaching block submission area.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:32 AM)
GA/FP: When can I apply for an Academic Supervisor and how?
When: For bachelor's students, it depends on your European Credits. For master's students, it depends if your research proposal topic has been passed.
How: For bachelor's students, fill out the request form. For master's students, contact your preferred supervisor and ask whether he/she would like to become your supervisor before filling out the request form.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:03 AM)
GA/FP: When can I receive my diploma and transcript, once I have received my Graduation Assignment/Final Project results?
Normally, diplomas and transcripts are ready for collection within 3 months after the graduation date. However, you can check with the registrar in case you need the documents earlier by sending an email to: email@example.com.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:29 AM)
GA/FP: When can I submit my Chapter 1-3?
Please be informed that the deadline to upload Chapter 1-3 is Monday, Week 1 of the previous block (If you are planning to graduate in Block 6, the deadline will be Monday, Week 1 of Block 5). Students can find all the information on deadlines in Part 8 of the EEG.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:29 AM)
GA/FP: When can I submit my Chapter 1-4?
Please be informed that the deadline to upload Chapter 1-4 is Monday, Week 7 of the previous block. For master’s students this deadline is Monday, Week 5 of the previous block. Students can find all the information on deadlines in Part 8 of the EEG.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 10:11 AM)
GA/FP: When should I submit my Research Proposal?
Please see the flow chart below which will give you a complete understanding of the timings and process.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 9:54 AM)
GA/FP: Where do I have to upload the deliverables?
Bachelor's students: upload your Research Proposal to the respective pathway of GA32 in the module online area. E.g. GA32_RP_IBA Research Proposal |GA32_RP_IBA|.
Master's students: upload your Research Proposal Topic in Semester 1 and Research Proposal in Semester 2 in the GA41 Research Methods assessment area.
Chapter 1-3, Chapter 1-4 and final version Graduation Assignment/Final Project: on the Graduation Assignment online area in the block you plan to graduate (check out the deadlines in the submission areas).
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:33 AM)
Graduation Assignment (GA/FP) Hard Copy: could you provide information on printing service?
Students can find it challenging to find a printing shop in their city due to many of them having closed their businesses recently. In case of being unable to find a printing shop the students may also opt for printing and binding the GAs from online printing websites e.g. https://www.printenbind.nl/. For any further information (e.g. cost, duration, delivery, data/research confidentiality, etc.), please contact the company directly.
Note: Using the above website is your own responsibility and Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences does not take any responsibility nor has any affiliation with it whatsoever.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:34 AM)
Graduation Assignment (GA/FP) Oral Defence/Presentations: Can I use any special equipment or request for special arrangements for my GA Oral Defence/Presentation?
Yes, you may use any equipment or request for special arrangements. However, please arrange this either through your Academic Supervisor or Process Tutor or the Education Department at least one week in advance of the time of the Oral Defence.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:34 AM)
Graduation Assignment (GA/FP): What are the instructions for the printing and submission of the hardcopies of my GA/FP?
Students are required to print and submit 2 properly bound hardcopies of their GA/FP to Wittenborg's Front Desk. Please check the EEG Part 8 'GRADUATION ASSIGNMENT & FINAL PROJECT HANDBOOK’ and the Module Online Area for instructions on printing and submission requirements.
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 2:29 PM)
Graduation Clearance Form: Do I need to upload a signed Graduation Clearance Form prior to submitting the final version of my Graduation Assignment/Final Project?
From block 2, 2021-22, we are reintroducing the clearance form which was temporarily suspended due to changes introduced during pandemic times. The reintroduction is further due to the increasing number of attempts to submit GA/FPs irrespective of the set regulations.
Please check this link GA/FP Clearance Form (office.com). Note that the clearance form gives an indication of the below eligibilities:
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:35 AM)
Graduation: I will be graduating soon. What steps should I follow in order to complete this process?
In order to graduate, students have to complete all European Credit (EC) modules. Once all ECs are achieved and you have passed the GA Oral Defence, you will be invited to the graduation ceremony by the Events Coordinator, via email.
In the email, you will find all information and instructions pertaining to the ceremony. Please follow all instructions given in the email. Among others, you will be required to:
1) provide information on your guest list (the number of guests who will be attending the ceremony)
2) complete the graduation questionnaire
3) submit a photograph of yourself. This photograph will be shown on the screen during the ceremony.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:36 AM)
Oral Defence for Graduation Assignment: How can I hold my graduation defence presentation online?
The Graduation Assignment (GA) Oral Defence will be conducted approximately 2 weeks after you submitted your GA assignment via Turnitin. These two weeks are for your Academic Supervisor and an External Marker to mark your assignment. If you receive an initial pass by both your Academic Supervisor and External Marker, you will receive an email regarding your Oral Defence. In the email, you can find details about the Oral Defence such as:
1) the day, date and time of your Oral Defence
2) the deadline to upload your presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi etc.) on the online submission area
3) when you should send a copy of your presentation to your Academic Supervisor
4) the link to the Oral Defence Meeting at MS Teams
5) any other relevant information/instruction
You are advised to try clicking on the link to ensure that you will be able to access the meeting and to see whether your microphone works. If you do not have MS Teams, you can download the app on your laptop or iPad or mobile phone. If you face any problems, please contact Front Desk as early as possible.
Question:(Last edited: Monday, 28 June 2021, 11:31 AM)
Plagiarism/Turnitin Similarity Score: Does Turnitin show percentage of similarity and plagiarism? Or any highlighted area for plagiarism?
When a paper is submitted via Turnitin, an overall percentage of similarity or originality score (with colour code) is shown (see picture below). The similarity score is just a percentage of text in the student’s paper that matches sources in the Turnitin database. Turnitin does not detect nor check for plagiarism but it highlights the text in the student’s paper that is similar to or matches against another source. The picture below shows a Turnitin Originality Report in the Document Viewer window. On the right of the image, you will see a numbered list of matched sources. Each of these is allocated a colour and number and these correspond to the number and colour in the student’s text. A high percentage does not mean there is plagiarism and a low match score does not mean there is no plagiarism. However, a large percentage could indicate that the student has used too much from one source, or a direct copying of text from that source – see the red highlighted text numbered 1. A high percentage could also mean poor paraphrasing by student – see the pink highlighted text numbered 2. Both these high percentages are grounds for further investigation by the teacher on the student’s paper as direct copying and insufficient paraphrasing, even with proper referencing are considered as plagiarism.
At Wittenborg, up to 20% similarity is acceptable for all submissions through Turnitin as long as the submission is properly referenced as per Harvard referencing style. Above 20% but no more than 30% similarity must be motivated/justified by the student to be accepted for assessment. The 20% similarity does not automatically imply the submission is plagiarism-free as there could also be cases of plagiarism with less than 20% similarity. The submission must be properly referenced as per Harvard referencing style.