Postwar Japanese Politics
Discuss how and why the Japanese economy has changed since the collapse of the bubble economy by examining state-market relations.
– 3,000 words max (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt., with student registration number, page numbers and word count)
– To be submitted by Turnitin (only an electronic copy, No hard copy submission).
Before submitting the essay to Turnitin, students should complete an essay cover sheet available on MOLE. You need to complete the following information:
• the module number (EAS6236) and the title of the module (Postwar Japanese Politics)
• the student’s registration number
• the title of the essay
• the date of submission
Then simply paste your essay into the document after the plagiarism declaration.
Instructions on how to submit to Turnitin can be found on pages 18-19 in the syllabus.
– Identification of major historical issues relevant to the essay question
– Introduction with a brief statement of the answer to the essay question (or a brief summary of main arguments) and a description of essay structure
– Conclusion that summarises main arguments in a concise manner
– Critical analysis of an essay question in a coherent and systematic manner
– Use of relevant evidence, including proper referencing to and citations of at least five sources, including at least a required reading
– Structure of an essay
– Spelling, grammar, style and syntax
Extensions and Late Submission Penalties
Any student who is unable for good reasons to submit assessed work on time should request an extension in advance by emailing the Examinations Officer, Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org) a completed Extenuating Circumstances form www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/forms/circs. If medical evidence is required, you must also complete either a self-certification form for illnesses of less than seven calendar days or, for longer conditions, you need see a doctor and then complete a form on-line at www.shef.ac.uk/health. Medical evidence forms may take up to 7 days to be processed. Extensions will be granted for documented medical or other reasons, and will be confirmed only once the appropriate evidence is received. If marking is completed before medical evidence reaches the SEAS Office, late penalties will be applied; however, any marks deducted will be restored once the evidence is received. It is expected that long term or recurrent circumstances would normally be managed by medication or other treatment, special exam arrangements and/or support and would not fall under the scope of the extenuating circumstances policy. If there is an unforeseeable and unavoidable increase in long-term circumstances leading up to or during the assessment, evidence of the exacerbation of the condition and its potential impact upon the assessment would be required and not just evidence of the condition/problem itself.
Extensions will not be granted by module organisers.
Assignments handed in after the stated deadline, without the prior granting of extensions, will be penalised as follows:
5% of the original total awarded on merit will be deducted for each full or part working day that the assignment is late, namely any day except weekends and Bank Holidays, regardless of whether it is in term time or vacation. For example, a piece awarded 50 on merit will lose 5% of 50, i.e. 2.5% for each working day that it is late, receiving 47.5 if it is submitted one day late, 45 if it is two days late and so forth. Work submitted late in the absence of special circumstances will be awarded the penalised marks up until five days after the submission date, and will be awarded a mark of zero thereafter.
the submission date, and will be awarded a mark of zero thereafter.
Days late Mark reduced by 5 per cent per day Mark awarded when reduced by 5 per cent*
Multiply by Original mark of 60 Original mark of 50
1 0.95 57 47.5
2 0.90 54 45
3 0.85 51 42.5
4 0.80 48 40
5 0.75 45 37.5
* Standard mathematical rounding rules will be applied and marks will be rounded up.
If you do not complete the mandatory element of the course (presentation and exam), you will receive an outcome of NC (not-completed) and you will be required to take a resit. Resits are capped at 40%.
Use of Unfair Means in Assessment
The University provides extensive guidance to students on what constitutes unfair means and how to avoid them (plagiarism, submitting bought or commissioned work, double submission (or self-plagiarism), collusion and fabrication of results). Please read this advice at: http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/exams/plagiarism, and if anything is unclear please ask the Module Organiser.
Students who have a disability, disabling condition or specific learning difficulty that may require modified means of assessment, or which may have an impact on the way in which the module is taught should inform the Module Organiser as soon as possible, preferably, by the end of Week 1. This will enable us to put support recommendations in place for you at the earliest opportunity. These arrangements will be dependent on a formal recommendation from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS). For further information, you can contact the Disability & Dyslexia Support Service on 0114 222 1303 or email@example.com
SEAS Disability Liaison Officer: Dr Yu Chen Y.Chen@sheffield.ac.uk
Students with ongoing medical or personal problems that do not fall under the remit of DDSS
Please note the following university guidelines (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/forms/circsnotes)
Students with long term or recurrent medical problems should contact the University Health Service (or their own UK general practice) at the start of their studies. If appropriate, the doctor may provide medical evidence of this problem. You can pass this evidence to your academic department (discuss confidentiality issues with your tutor if this is a concern) and the examination office.
Students with long-term or recurrent personal problems should contact their personal tutor or support@sheffield to discuss at the earliest opportunity. It may also be appropriate to contact the University Counselling Service http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/counselling/home
If your problems are so severe that this significantly disrupts your ability to study/meet reasonable expectations, it may be better to request a leave of absence until your situation can be stabilised.
CITATION AND REFERENCING
All scholarly work should employ a systematic, accurate, and consistent method of citation and referencing. This is for many reasons, principal among which are to give credit where credit is due, to show the methods and paths by which you developed your knowledge, and to facilitate follow up research. The Harvard referencing system is the most useful and easiest to employ for the social sciences, despite Harvard University itself disavowing ownership. The consequence has been that there are many different kinds of ‘Harvard’ system. The one that we ask SEAS students to use is the version developed by the University of Lincoln library. It is the most comprehensive available in the UK, is free for anyone to download, and comes in various formats, which can be downloaded by clicking through to the main landing page below.
University of Lincoln Library Referencing and Plagiarism landing page:
Foreign Language References
The University of Lincoln handbook does not give advice about foreign language referencing. There is no standard method for doing this. However, here are some guidelines specifically aimed at East Asian language references.
1. With in text citations you should be careful to identify and spell out authors’ family names in full in roman script. This may sometimes be tricky with East Asian names. If you are unsure, take a little time to find out. You may want to consult an expert of that language to double check.
2. With references, please do the following.
a) The family name of the author should be written in full with given names in initials following that.
b) The title of the article/book chapter/monograph/etc. should be written in the Roman alphabet using standard conventions for that language.
c) The title should be translated into English and placed in round brackets immediately after the Romanised East Asian title.
d) The journal title, or book title in the case of an edited book, or publisher’s name, need not be translated. However, if there is an official English language title for these then you may wish to use it, especially if it facilitates reader understanding of the text’s meaning or publication context.
e) For journal articles, grey literature, lectures, etc. you may want to add some additional information about, for example, institution or location of publication to facilitate follow up. Here are examples of more commonly used text types.
Monograph in Japanese
Terao, M. (1998) Denai kugi wa suterareru (The nail that doesn’t stick up may be thrown away), Tokyo: Fusosha.
Journal Article in Japanese
Sato, Y. and Matanle, P. (2011) Igirisu ni okeru kōreisha fukushi – shefiirudo-shi no borantia soshiki no katsudo wo chūshin ni (Caring for older people in the UK: An analysis of local volunteer organisation contributions in Sheffield), Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyū (Studies in Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University), 127 1-27.
Book Chapter in Japanese
Ishiguro, K. and Matanle, P. (2013) Sarariiman manga ni miru danjo no raifu kōsu: ‘Shima Kōsaku’ ‘Sarariiman Kintarō’ shiriisu kara no kōsatsu (Understanding men’s and women’s life courses through salaryman manga: Case studies from the Shima Kosaku and Salaryman Kintaro series). In H. Tanaka, M. Godzik, and K. Iwata-Weickgenannt (eds) Raifu kōsu sentaku no yukue – Nihon to Doitsu no shigoto • ie • sumai (Beyond a Standardized Life Course: Biographical Choices about Work, Family and Housing in Japan and Germany). Tokyo: Shinyosha, 103-132.
Sometimes there are going to be grey areas with more difficult references, and no guide can cover everything. It is up to you in those cases to do the best you can to produce a citation and/or reference that conforms consistently with the principles and standards of the Harvard referencing system as outlined above.
What is Turnitin?
Turnitin is a plagiarism detection service managed by a consortium of British universities and hosted at the University of Northumbria.
It operates by holding assessed work uploaded by staff and students, and identifying text in that work that is identical to text in other electronic resources.
Once that text is identified, staff can easily determine whether it is
• appropriately used (as, for example, in a correctly marked and referenced quotation, or a correctly formatted entry in a list of references) or
• inappropriately used (unreferenced text from another source, text pasted in from a website, text copied but not indicated as a quotation…)
and therefore whether it constitutes plagiarism or not.
We are adopting the use of routine submission of essays to Turnitin for the following reasons:
• To uphold academic standards, of which the referencing and acknowledgement of others’ work is a key element;
• To offer support to students in improving their written work in this respect;
• To detect plagiarism and respond to it with greater efficiency.
What do I need to do to submit work to Turnitin?
First, make sure that you are correctly registered for all your modules, and submit Add-Drop forms in good time. This will mean that you are included in email lists for your modules and that you have access to their MOLE sites, where applicable.
Second, keep all emails related to Turnitin for all modules, as these may contain important information.
For each studies module, you will receive notification of
• a link to the Turnitin Login page (http://www.submit.ac.uk)
• a class [module] ID
• a class [module] password
This may be sent by email to your university account, posted on the module MOLE pages or included in the module outline. When you receive the first of these notifications, you will need to register with Turnitin. So,
• follow the link to http://www.submit.ac.uk
• go to ‘Sign up’ (top of page), and then to ‘Enrol as Student’; from this point you will be guided through the sign-up procedure
o Use your University email address as your username (make sure you enter it correctly…);
o When asked for names, identify yourself by students number, giving SRN (=student registration number) as first name and your correct registration number (090??????) as your last name. DO NOT GIVE YOUR NAME This will ensure that all your submitted work is identified by registration number, and not by name.
• Once you have completed the sign-up procedure, you will be able to enter the class and see the assignments listed.
You only need to register with Turnitin once, so when you receive ID/password information for other modules, the process is simpler:
• Go to Turnitin and sign in. Click the ‘Enrol in class’ button at the left of your homepage, and enter the class ID and password.
• When you have finished your essay, make sure that the first sheet contains the following information:
o Module name and title
o Your registration number (not your name)
o Essay Title
o Word count
• Go to Turnitin, log in, click on the class name to enter the class, select the correct assignment, and click the ‘submit’ icon to submit your essay;
• Give the submission a reasonably intelligible title, such as ‘Essay 1 – [Registration Number]’ and then ‘Browse’ for your essay by clicking the button below (very much like attaching a file to an email).
• Turnitin will offer you an opportunity to check that you are submitting the right document – once you have confirmed and submitted, it will create a digital receipt – this will be mailed to you, and you can also print a copy if you wish.
If you forget your sign-in password for Turnitin…
• Go to Turnitin at http://www.submit.ac.uk
• Go to ‘User Login’
• Follow the link at ‘Forgot your password?’ and follow the instructions.
• Remember to use the correct form of your University email address – e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you have not set up a profile in Turnitin, you will not have a secret question to answer. Click on the link below, and an email will go to your University email address; you must open this email and follow the instructions in it within 24 hours
• If you have deleted an email containing class ID/password without signing up for a class, and these are not available on MOLE/module outlines, you will need to ask the module organiser for these.
What will happen to my work after I submit it to Turnitin?
Turnitin automatically creates an ‘originality report’, highlighting text identical to material held elsewhere, and giving details of that other material.
These reports will be checked by module organisers as a matter of course, and they will discuss any problems identified by the reports with the students concerned. In such cases, the student in question will need to be identified by the Exams Secretary; in other cases, essays and originality reports will be identified by student registration number, as with a paper essay, and will remain anonymous.
The reports will not normally be shared with other staff unless major problems requiring – for example – the intervention of the Examinations Officer are found.
Postwar Japanese Politics