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I am not having a good day. [Apr. 25th, 2003|12:35 pm]
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I got my marks back for my Year Abroad. For the Work Report: 63. That's fine. More than fine, actually.

For the dissertation: 49. What the fuck? How is it even possible that I did well on the first and completely screwed up the second, when I wrote them at the same time?

It averages out at 56, which means I get a 2:2 for that year. And I think I got a 2:2 for my second year as well (the first year doesn't count), which makes my chances of getting a 2:1 overall rather less than I'd hoped.

And I have to go to the dentist.

*cries*

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From:muffytaj
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 05:52 am
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Maybe you used all your good ideas on the first thing? I'm sure you'll pull through though...right?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 07:50 am
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Oh, I'll pass. That's never been in question. And a 2:2 isn't that bad, really, I guess. It'll probably be enough to get me onto a postgrad course at my current uni, anyway. But I wanted a 2:1!
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From:muffytaj
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 07:52 am

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I don't understand it. Is 2:1 the top mark? Argh! This is too confusing.
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 07:54 am
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No. A First is the best possible mark. But I was never going to get that, I'm too lazy. Next is Second Class, which is divided into Upper and Lower Second (2:1 and 2:2). Then there's Third, then Pass, then Unclassified. Most people get 2:1.
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From:muffytaj
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 08:00 am

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Oh, okay. *glad to understand that* Still, 2:2's really good. Better than what I'd get at least. Can't you protest against marks or something?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 08:06 am

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Only if you can prove you were ill, or otherwise impaired, while you were doing the work.
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From:muffytaj
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 08:07 am

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Ah. Bugger.

At least you get lots of food?
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From:slurp
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 08:17 am
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I don't really understand what that means... but don't be sad!
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From:tefkas
Date:April 25th, 2003 - 11:30 am
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::hugs in sympathy::

I feel for you, sweetie, seriously, but I'll spare you the 'jaws scar comparison scene recast as examination marks' spiel.

Obviously the dissertation mark was disappointing, but did you get feedback and stuff? I know it's probably painful, and stuff, but if you at least get a rational explanation of why it was marked low, then you can build on the good stuff etc etc. a 2.1 might be hard, but it's probably not impossible... are your finals weighted more than the Part Is (are you on a four year course with a year abroad?).

Certainly, at our place (and you know where I work), the Finals make a higher contribution to the overall classification. I think it's normally 40% Part Is, 60% Finals. So there's still a lot to play for in your final year.

::hugs again::

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