Conditions such as dyslexia have many forms, you could be bad at reading, but I know a dyslexic doctor and he is amazing at science. We can't scrap everything in the name of "productivity" what ever happened to "morals" and "helping humanity".
You will say that's in an "ideal" world, I say "lets try and create that".
Don't victimize people because they were born with learning problems. Once we start doing that, we are devolving as a human race on so many levels, it makes me sick.
I'm glad extra time exists. We should help everyone who needs it.
End of message.
Last edited by blueray; 21-06-2012 at 17:19.
Work places do have deadlines, but they aren't as strict as exam times apart from journalism perhaps. But my boyfriend wouldn't go for a job like journalism where you have to invesitagte a story and write a report within a couple of hours so it can go in tomorrow paper or whatever. He is dyslexic and plans on doing a job where he doesn't have to write, but his reading and maths is fine although sometimes he's a bit slow reading.
I do think it's fair that some of them get extra time, but some of the amounts of times extra they get is rediculous. My boyfriend is honest and decided not to use a scribe or extra time in his maths exam. Maths is mainly numbers, which he is fine with, he just reads the question a couple of times to make sure he understands what it's asking (which isn't always easy at A-level).
Last edited by Clare~Bear; 21-06-2012 at 17:29.
No **** Sherlock for guessing I'm not dyslexic
(Original post by Finn77x)
Clearly Stevo F isn't Dyslexic.
firstly, as a Dyslexic person I know that it is 25% NOT "40%".
secondly, If you are not dyslexic then your opinion on the matter is not important because you don't know what it is like to read and have words move on the page or have to take excessive amounts of time to learn the simplest things.
While being dyslexic can cause the need for extra time, in other areas we can be better than average such as creative arts, film studies etc.
Did I say it was 25% extra time for a dyslexic person? No
And as a person who sits the same exams as someone who does get an additional 40% time (I don't know their specific learning difficulty) I know that some people do. (They put up the % extra at the front with the start and finish times)
And at the same time, I am better than average at maths and science based subjects but am awful at creative arts, does that mean I should be given extra time if I was to do an exam in that?
Last edited by Stevo F; 21-06-2012 at 18:22.