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    I CANT WAIT FOR THE EXAM TO BE OVER!!!!!

    i'm going to fail at this rate.
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    I agree with Nitebot. High drop out rates are usually due to unprepared and/or uninformed students. MST209 has a very reasonable pass rate, I wouldn't be put off by it.

    I plan on taking S377 (Molecular and cell biology). 40% drop out, only 60% that complete the course pass. People have been complaining about it for a long time and it was to be discontinued and replaced, but they're extending it! :rolleyes:
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    I'm taking S377 in Feb
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    I hate trig.

    For a tiny part of a 2 mark question how the heck are you meant to quickly calculate cosec(2pi/6)... without a calculator... So annoying.

    Managed but takes ages
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    MST209 TMA01 part 1 complete
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    exams scare me
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    It's rather scary isn't it?? 22% get a pass 4, 25% get a pass 3 and 25% got a pass 2... 10% only got a pass 1. so errk.
    I have an exam for M359 on Wednesday...in the 2011 results, 3.1% got a pass 1 and 15.5% got a pass 2. I should've looked at that before I signed up, haha I really want a pass 1 but I'd be more than happy with a pass 2 on this module. I planned ahead for next year - M362 had 24.7% of people get a pass 1! So at least I have more chance then.
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    MST209 TMA01 part 1 complete
    nice, can't face it yet myself.

    Exam paper came out and I think I did OK. The amount of paper I got through I should hope so
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    (Original post by Kate.)
    I have an exam for M359 on Wednesday...in the 2011 results, 3.1% got a pass 1 and 15.5% got a pass 2. I should've looked at that before I signed up, haha I really want a pass 1 but I'd be more than happy with a pass 2 on this module. I planned ahead for next year - M362 had 24.7% of people get a pass 1! So at least I have more chance then.
    :eek3: god that's scary. i will be happy with a pass3 on this course, it's been brutal!
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    MST209 exam this afternoon.

    Bricking it.
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    Anybody else not got their grant yet? EVeryone I know seems to have theirs already :/
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    I haven't posted here for a while, but I have a weird question.

    I have an exam on Thurs. It's a 3 hour exam.

    I have arthritis and can't write too good, so I get 30 mins rest break to be used as and when I like. Officially, that' 5 mins rest for 30 mins writing.

    My exam has 2 parts: the first has 3 questions of 20 mins, then the second has 2 questions of an hour each.

    How do I split my rest breaks?!

    I don't really want to stop mid-question as I'll lose my flow, but there's no way I can write for an hour. I spose the logical thing to do is wait and see what feels right, but I'd like to have some idea of what to aim at as otherwise it just becomes a big scary mess. It's one less thing to worry about if I know I'll be fine.

    I'm already worrying over what wrist support to take, if I should take a cushion, whether taking painkillers (in those blister back things) is acceptable, should I risk trying to park in town or will I be ok with the walk from the bus stop, if I'll be seated at the back again coz I feel I'm disturbing everyone else less and they disturb me less at the end, and loads of things like that.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    I haven't posted here for a while, but I have a weird question.

    I have an exam on Thurs. It's a 3 hour exam.

    I have arthritis and can't write too good, so I get 30 mins rest break to be used as and when I like. Officially, that' 5 mins rest for 30 mins writing.

    My exam has 2 parts: the first has 3 questions of 20 mins, then the second has 2 questions of an hour each.

    How do I split my rest breaks?!

    I don't really want to stop mid-question as I'll lose my flow, but there's no way I can write for an hour. I spose the logical thing to do is wait and see what feels right, but I'd like to have some idea of what to aim at as otherwise it just becomes a big scary mess. It's one less thing to worry about if I know I'll be fine.

    I'm already worrying over what wrist support to take, if I should take a cushion, whether taking painkillers (in those blister back things) is acceptable, should I risk trying to park in town or will I be ok with the walk from the bus stop, if I'll be seated at the back again coz I feel I'm disturbing everyone else less and they disturb me less at the end, and loads of things like that.
    Sounds like a nightmare! I'd say don't think too much into it - just take a break as and when you feel you need it. Perhaps aim to have a break after the first 2 questions (so 40 mins), then do your question 3 and plan the first 1 hr question, then have another break, then see how much longer you can go for before you need to take the next one.

    Good luck with the exam!

    I know how you feel re: worrying though. My BF is driving me to Lincoln (it's gonna take about an hr) but I'm worrying in case I don't know where to go, what if he's got nowhere to park etc etc then I have a hospital appt after my exam ahhhh.
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    Good luck guys!

    I still haven't decided what I'm going to do next.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Good luck guys!

    I still haven't decided what I'm going to do next.
    What have you done so far? :P

    I've got a 2 week backlog of DU301 atm. I've got to start that on Thursday night. My exam is Wednesday morning but I want to give myself a breather lol. SO glad I won't have any more exams !
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    (Original post by inksplodge)
    What have you done so far? :P
    MU123 (Introduction to Maths) and T215. (A computing module)

    I have been advised that maybe maths isn't for me.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    MU123 (Introduction to Maths) and T215. (A computing module)

    I have been advised that maybe maths isn't for me.
    Have you thought about trying a different introductory module?
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    (Original post by Piko_Piko)
    MST209 exam this afternoon.

    Bricking it.
    @ you & moggs

    how'd it go?
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    (Original post by Bleak Lemming)
    @ you & moggs

    how'd it go?
    Meh. Realised just after it had finished where I'd gone wrong on a 5-mark question, fluffed up a big question completely and couldn't solve the very first question, which was an easy natural log one.
    Disappointed in myself, really.

    (Original post by inksplodge)
    :eek3:
    You okay? :erm:

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