BFC5916 SEMESTER TEST
(FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
The test is scheduled to be held in Week 6 at 11am April 14th 2021 (Melbourne time). The
test will be delivered online and will be accessible via your BFC5916 Moodle site You will
need to use an electronic device of this purpose. The test will be set in Moodle in a multiple-
choice format and yes/no format. You will be given further details about how to access the test
in Moodle at a date closer to the test’s date. This semester test contributes towards 20% of your
final grade. The test can only be undertaken during the designated time above. Failure to
undertake this scheduled semester test at this scheduled time will result in you receiving a grade
of 0 for this assessment component.
How long is the BFC5916 Semester Test (ST)?
TEST DURATION: 60 minutes (inclusive of reading time).
How do I access the BFC5916 Semester Test (ST)?
You may access the Moodle Quiz in the Folder on the BFC5916 Moodle site labelled “Moodle
Quiz (14 April 2021, time 11am - 12pm Melbourne, Australia time)”.
What do I do if I am overseas and the time zone I am in means I would prefer
to be sleeping than sitting a semester test?
If the centrally organised semester test is scheduled between 10pm and 6am in the time zone
in which you reside then you need to contact the Chief Examiner to make alternative
arrangements. For students based in Australia, New Zealand, China, South East Asia and most
states in the US time zone should not be an issue.
What if I encounter technical issues throughout sitting the BFC5916 ST Moodle
If you are a part of the SEMESTER ONE cohort please contact Dr Linh Nguyen:
What should I have ready before I log in for the test?
Before you log in, have blank paper, pen and/or two/three lead pencils and an eraser, as well
as your calculator ready. You will only have 60 minutes to complete this test.
Is the BFC5916 Semester Test open book?
Yes, the BFC5916 is open book. Because this is an open book test some of the questions have
been designed in more critical and analytical ways in order to encourage high-order thinking
What is the structure of the BFC5916 ST?
The test will consist of 40 Multiple Choice (option A-E). You must answer all questions.
What do I need to study?
The ST covers lecture and tutorial materials from week 1 to week 5.
Lecture Notes and all illustrations provided throughout the semester;
Relevant Chapters in the textbook and additional assigned readings;
Is a formula sheet available for the BFC5916 ST?
No. There are no questions in test requiring any mathematical formula.
Will I be provided with practice test prior to the test?
A practice semester test will be provided to you a week prior.
What calculator should I use for the BFC5916 ST?
Is there a hurdle requirement for BFC5916 ST?
No! The ST has been prepared as a formative piece of assessment. The purpose of the test is to
let you know at an early stage in the unit how you are progressing. The intent of the ST is to
identify what you know and more importantly what you do not know, so that you can address
the latter specifically before the final exam.
What if I am sick on the day of the ST?
Students enrolled at an Australian campus (including those who will be sitting the test from an
overseas location) must use the online system to apply for special consideration (refer to the
following link for details of how to apply).
Please note that special consideration may be granted but is not guaranteed. Take careful note
of the specific grounds upon which special consideration may be granted.
What if I have a clash between the BFC5916 ST and another unit?
If your timetabled test (please refer to Exam timetable tile via my.monash portal) clashes with
a lecture or seminar in another unit then you will be required to view the recording for that
lecture or seminar via learning capture. If you have a clash with a different class activity, please
contact the unit coordinator of the affected class to make an alternative arrangement. Neither
of the above circumstances will constitute reasonable grounds for special consideration. Your
ST takes precedence over other activities during this designated ST period.
What if I have work commitments that clash with BFC5916 ST?
Outside work commitments are not sufficient grounds for special consideration. If you do have
outside work commitments, you will be required to make arrangements as early as possible so
you can attend your timetabled semester test, as you would have been given early notice of this
scheduled ST time.
Monash policy and procedures state under Section B of Assessment in Coursework Units:
Adjustments to Assessment Procedures the following:
There are many different circumstances, which may give rise to a special consideration
application. Such as:
short-term serious medical condition. This includes hospital admission, serious injury,
severe asthma and severe anxiety or depression.
loss or bereavement (for example, death of a close family member).
family relationship breakdown.
hardship or trauma. This may include: victims of crime; sudden loss of income or
employment; or severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
obligations to military, jury or emergency services (such as the Country Fire Authority).
for students registered with the Elite Student Performer Scheme for student athletes, artists,
performers participating in a key event and for students competing in key academic events
and programs representing the University.
for student carers, where acute illness or other exceptional cause affects the person for whom
they care and impacts on the student’s ability to prepare for or perform the assessment.
I bring to you attention that special consideration will not be granted for:
Managing workload from other units of study;
Managing work commitments;
Managing activities arising from voluntary representation as a member of a club or society;
Misreading the examination timetable; or
Information and communications technology-related problems, except where they could not
have been prevented, avoided or the effects minimised by reasonable diligence by students.
When do I get my grade?
The ST is being electronically graded. You will receive your grade (out of 100) immediately
upon completing the test. Feedback will be provided to you via a Moodle announcement in
teaching week 9 (Week commencing Monday May 18th).
What feedback will I receive?
IMPORTANT: The semester test will be reviewed in teaching week 9. It is absolutely
imperative that you attend this session during that week. Tutors will be working through the
ST Moodle quiz solutions. 学霸联盟