8.1 Written assignments are homework, term papers, internship reports, projects and final theses.
8.2 Depending on the character of the subject and the requirements established by the lecturer, the student has to compile written assignments to acquire the intended learning outcomes of the subject. Corresponding conditions must be fixed in the syllabus.
8.3 Written assignments must be drawn up according to the EBS Manual of Writing Style by means of the computer or presented on paper, depending on the lecturer’s demand, either bound or stapled (please see p 8.8). The written assignments must include the title of the work, the course name, the author’s name, the study group and also the name of the lecturer.
8.4 A written assignment on paper must be presented to the lecturer through the Office of Academic Affairs where all the written assignments are registered and the date of arrival is recorded. The written assignments may be submitted on paper directly to the lecturer. Electronic assignments are submitted via OIS or e-learning management system. In exceptional cases, on the approval of the lecturer, the electronic assignments may be forwarded to the e-mail address of the lecturer.
8.5 The lecturer may lower the scores, not take into account of the final grade or give a new assignment to the student(s) if the written tasks have not arrived on time by the deadline fixed by the lecturer in the course syllabus.
8.6 Final theses at all the levels of higher education (Bachelor’s Thesis, Master’s Thesis, and Doctoral Thesis) must be defended in public. Some other written assignments may also be subject to the defence. The order of their defence and conditions are set out in the syllabus.
8.7 The requirements for compiling and defending of final theses are set out in “The EBS Manual of Compiling and Defending the Final Theses”.
8.8 The requirements for compiling written papers are outlined in the EBS publication “Formatting of student papers in Estonian Business School”.
8.9 Written research papers are maintained in the corresponding Departments until the end of make-up examinations i.e. in the event of a subject in the autumn semester until 31st March and in the event of a subject in the spring semester until 31st October. After the above due dates the papers shall be destroyed. Students have the opportunity to see their written assignments but not take them along.
8.10 The lecturer shall grade the written assignments and insert the results in OIS within 10 days after the due date for the presentation or defence of the written assignments.
8.11 EBS has the right to check students’ written papers with the plagiarism detecting system by adding them to the plagiarism detecting system database.