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6.2 How will I get feedback on assignments?

If you submitted your TMA online you’ll receive an email telling you when it’s available to download. We call this ‘collecting’ your marked assignment. Typically, you’ll get it back within 10 working days from your submission deadline.

To collect your TMA you’ll go back to the eTMA system. Here you should see your score for the TMA and a button to collect it.

When you click ‘collect’ you’ll be able to download your TMA and tutor feedback as a zip file which you’ll need to save to your computer or device. When you open the file you’ll find your tutor’s comments and feedback.

Do make sure that you collect your work and read all of the feedback – there is usually feedback on your TMA document as well as an attached form with a summary of the feedback. Don’t just look at the mark, as the feedback you get is really important and will help you improve.

Again, you can see how all of this works if you submit TMA00, as you can collect this just like a real TMA.

Before finishing this session you’ll take a quick look at an important academic skill: referencing.