Course Evaluation – How You Will Be Tested and Examined
Your final grade in the course will be made up of 4 components, as follows:
Component Date Value %
AEHC Before Thursday, September 12 2%
Soft copy: 11:59 pm on Wed. Oct 3
Hard copy: 9:15 am on Thurs. Oct 4 10%
Midterm Test Late-October 25%
Soft copy: 11:59 pm on Wed. Nov 13
Hard copy: 9:15 am on Thurs. Nov 14 13%
Final Examination Mid- to Late-December 50%
Academic English Health Check
You will get 2 marks for completing the Academic English Health Check (AEHC). The AEHC is a 20-
minute on-line diagnostic program to assess your English-language skills. Even if you graduated from
an Ontario high school, the standard of written English is not necessarily up to University of Toronto
standards. Poor written communication skill is the biggest deficiency we find in first year students.
The AEHC is administered by the English Language Development Centre, generally in AC221 or AC219
(2 doors away from the library). Once you take the AEHC, you will get your results within an hour through
e-mail. This AEHC is a service provided to students to know for themselves where there written
communication skills stand and, if necessary, to help direct you to any support that will address your needs.
The AEHC is administered continually during the first two weeks of the semester. To get the 2 marks, you
must sign up on-line through https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/eld/academic-english-health-check-aehc and
complete the AEHC before Thursday, September 12.
Course Evaluation – 2 Writing Assignments (10% + 13%)
There will be two writing assignments during the semester. Writing well is an essential skill in business
management, so these assignments will give you practice in developing that skill. Each assignment is to
be submitted both electronically and in hard copy.
Electronic submission: You must send a document file via the Blackboard portal; and
Hard copy submission: You must hand deliver a hard copy to a drop box on the 2nd floor of the IC building).
You will be given detailed instructions on how to submit your assignments electronically, and where to
physically submit your hard copy, in the 10 days before both versions (hard and soft) are due.
For Assignment 1, select a reasonably well-known of business from a list supplied by Professor Bovaird.
You will be asked to submit a 5-page overview of the business, the industry in which it competes, the key
products that it provides, its position relative to its key competitors and of the activities that the business
must do well, or better than the competition, in order to succeed.
Assignment 2 will be distributed and discussed after the mid-term test in early November.