Unless when it's an obvious scenario (i.e. you have a broken arm or something) then, yes, it seems reasonable. Otherwise, quite unfair, imo. As mentioned above, you don't get extra time irl, and a lot of people take advantage of the system. I know a girl who used to get extra time because she claimed English was her second language. Well, screw it but English is my third language and I seem to be managing quite well without extra time! Keep in mind she's been living in England for longer than I have, ffs.
Also people who claim to have dyslexia (just using it as an example, seeing as it's quite a 'popular choice' in my school) Wtf. Not to sound harsh, but no one's going to give you such consideration once you get out of school.
Last edited by NightBear; 14-06-2012 at 15:43.
Yes I do.
An exam is to show how clever you are, that's right. It just takes me a little longer to write things out and to read things as they confuse themselves in my mind and come out back to front. (I'm dyspraxic, this has been shown to have a neurological basis).
However I'm not stupid. I get consistently high marks at university at essays and other assignments, and I perform as well as everyone else in areas of the working world and I excel at my areas of interest and talent.
In the real world, I'm well used to reading instructions as many as 7 or 8 times so that they stick in my mind. It's just what I have to do. I have to re-read numbers I've written down many more times than that so that I can understand what I'm seeing. In a timed exam this disadvantages me. In the real world it does not.
I really can't begin to explain to you how it feels to read something, attempt to copy it, and then come out with something entirely different. I know that this happens to me so I know that I must re-read everything of that sort of nature. I know this really does make me sound very dumb and stupid, but that's truly the one thing hinders me. The panic in exams that this causes just further blacks things out for me. In real-life it's not even that bad!
Last edited by Fuzzpig; 14-06-2012 at 18:14.