Frequently Asked Questions about History@Sydney
- contact my lecturer?
- contact my tutor?
- format my footnotes and bibliography?
- write a history essay?
- get more time to complete my assignment?
- apply for special consideration?
- get my assignment remarked?
Generally, the most effective way of contacting your lecturer is via e-mail. You can also try phoning her or his office. The e-mail addresses and office phone numbers of lecturers can be found on their staff web pages.
Please be aware that your lecturer may not be in his or her office every day, and also does have various meetings, other classes and research obligations. Lecturers do have office hours a time when they will be available in their office at least once a week. Information on when your lecturer has office hours can usually be found in the course outline. Many staff also post this information outside their offices. If you cannot make it at that time, you should contact your lecturer to make an appointment.
Generally, the most effective way of contacting your tutor is via e-mail. Tutors do not have an office (they do have access to a shared office, Room 820 in the MacCallum Building) because it is not part of their job to be available other than during your tutorial.
If you have problems contacting your tutor, you should contact the course coordinator.
The History department requires you to format your footnotes and bibliography following a particular style, one which is different from that required by other departments. A guide detailing that style can be found on the study resources page of this site.
A history essay requires a particular form of analysis and writing, an approach and format that are different from that required by other departments. That does not mean there is only one way to write an effective essay. Within those requirements, there are numerous ways to construct and present your interpretation of historical evidence. A guide intended to help you craft an effective essay can be found on the study resources page of this site.