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    I was with it entirely for 6 lines but afterwards have a fair bit of difficulty with a few words, however I can get most of them and definitely get the argument which is the most important thing (although I am a little lost towards the very end). I am sure an experienced examiner would do better than me. I was always told by my teachers that my handwriting was borderline illegible and examiners might be unable to mark it, but it was never a problem. I have a sneaking suspicion it might have helped me via my exams being eventually delegated to senior/experienced markers more often, as that would explain consistency in my English Lit results lol.
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    Also, in reply to everyone - thank you for your advice.

    May I just say that I am NOT searching for an easy way to extra time - I have always felt as though the extra time system is a little bit flawed at times as pupils can get extra time for "stress" or "migraines" or whatever and it just gets ridiculous sometimes.

    I wouldn't mind typing but it might make it a little more awkward in terms of formatting because I am very particular, lol.

    Thanks for the replies again.
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    I was with it entirely for 6 lines but afterwards have a fair bit of difficulty with a few words, however I can get most of them and definitely get the argument which is the most important thing (although I am a little lost towards the very end). I am sure an experienced examiner would do better than me. I was always told by my teachers that my handwriting was borderline illegible and examiners might be unable to mark it, but it was never a problem. I have a sneaking suspicion it might have helped me via my exams being eventually delegated to senior/experienced markers more often, as that would explain consistency in my English Lit results lol.
    Yeah it does get bad, I think I write a lot slower than where my mind is with what I want to write hahaha.

    I believe I may have been passed on to specialist markers also - the results don't add up otherwise!

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    you didn't have handwriting class in like year 5 brah?
    just spend like 3 days writing neatly, copy comic sans or arial font or something
    print out a bunch of notes you wrote in that font and just write them out on lined paper trying to get as close to the actual font as possible
    10 pages of notes later you should be all set
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    Mine's worse but they can read mine so you should be OK
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    Unfortunately with actual exam revision I'll struggle to find time to simply work on handwriting, maybe will just have to hope the marker has got the right prescription of glasses on hahaha.
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    you didn't have handwriting class in like year 5 brah?
    just spend like 3 days writing neatly, copy comic sans or arial font or something
    print out a bunch of notes you wrote in that font and just write them out on lined paper trying to get as close to the actual font as possible
    10 pages of notes later you should be all set
    Yeah, I did that but I still can't write legibly
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    (Original post by BFCBP)
    Unfortunately with actual exam revision I'll struggle to find time to simply work on handwriting, maybe will just have to hope the marker has got the right prescription of glasses on hahaha.
    just break your writing hand and type your answers on a laptop

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    Yeah, I did that but I still can't write legibly
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    (Original post by meediaabid)
    I too, have very messy handwriting, however, yours is legible to me. Mine is a little better and still teachers complain about it a lot, so I guess its worth discussing. I do feel this is an issue exam boards fail to really highlight. An examiner will have seen hundreds up different types of handwriting, so its likely they just get better at adapting to different handwriting styles to decipher script.

    Some students are given extra time, or a scribe if there's a health problem, this is subject to the exam board though so I think its worth talking to a teacher or an exam officer about it, don't hesitate to PM me though
    How do I bloody pm hahaha
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    (Original post by z33)
    just break your writing hand and type your answers on a laptop
    Actually I'll just go out back and smash it to bits with a rock right now.

    Cheers mate.
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    (Original post by meediaabid)
    I too, have very messy handwriting, however, yours is legible to me. Mine is a little better and still teachers complain about it a lot, so I guess its worth discussing. I do feel this is an issue exam boards fail to really highlight. An examiner will have seen hundreds up different types of handwriting, so its likely they just get better at adapting to different handwriting styles to decipher script.

    Some students are given extra time, or a scribe if there's a health problem, this is subject to the exam board though so I think its worth talking to a teacher or an exam officer about it, don't hesitate to PM me though
    I think he should talk to his teacher as well, but the responsibility ends with him. It shouldnt be for the examiner to have to wrestle with the paper to decipher whats written. Agree they might be better, but I think legble writing will get you more marks.

    I have the same problem and once had papers transcribed,
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    (Original post by BFCBP)
    Yes, I have heard of all these conditions but of course would not like to think that I might have one in case I am just an idiot when it comes to writing, haha.

    It won't be dyslexia because I don't have problems with spelling, numbers, or the actual formation of the word on the page.

    As an indication last year in my three science assignments I got over 15/20 in each of the two typed ones and then in chemistry I got 8/20 for a handwritten one, but it was probably just s**t lol (although I didn't feel it was that bad, how silly of me)!

    As you can see in the attached page, I sometimes miss out large sections of words or important letters and I don't know if this is a symptom of something.Also, sometimes if writing smaller words I will write the second letter first and then realise I have missed the vital start
    I have dyslexia and actually have no spelling or number problems (yeah i have the word formation problems but that's probably more the dyspraxia symptoms i have) so i wouldn't write it off on that basis:P If you have no problems with reading or memory at all then fair enough. With your significant difference between writing and typing you're doing yourself a disservice but not at least looking into it being something more than messy handwriting. You don't sound like an idiot when it comes to writing.
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    just break your writing hand and type your answers on a laptop



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    Ngl your writing is not good but I've seen worse and was able to read it. You really should have looked into the possibility of a laptop a good while ago with the SEN at your school. Not sure you'd get it though.

    One of my chemistry students has writing worse than yours. There is definitely an issue. If the examiner can't tell the difference between alkane and alkene, for example, then no marks.
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    Hello,

    I have never been offered any help to do with my handwriting with exams etc., however I feel I struggle to write in a legible format for exams under the time limit and often lose marks for words being hard to understand, perhaps a couple of marks per exam in cases.

    I will attach a scan of part of a timed past paper I did for Higher English (note that this is equivalent of A level I believe) but it isn't really about the level anyway.

    I completed the paper within the specified time however I feel like the handwriting is something that even I can barely read.

    Please could someone let me know if this is legible and if I should be given some sort of help when it comes to exams in order to make it a little better/not to lose marks?

    Thanks,
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    Try changing the position of your wrist/arm when you write...sounds stupid but it worked pretty well for me
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    oh you have an excuse tho! do you get extra time?
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    LOOL, thats not writing m8, those are hieroglyphics :rofl2:
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    oh you have an excuse tho! do you get extra time?
    And a scribe
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    And a scribe
    really :eek: luckeh tbh
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I have dyslexia and actually have no spelling or number problems (yeah i have the word formation problems but that's probably more the dyspraxia symptoms i have) so i wouldn't write it off on that basis:P If you have no problems with reading or memory at all then fair enough. With your significant difference between writing and typing you're doing yourself a disservice but not at least looking into it being something more than messy handwriting. You don't sound like an idiot when it comes to writing.
    Yeah, no I've got no problems with reading.

    And yeah I mean I probably just rushed it, but it's a big, typed 5000 word b*****rd this year so should have just about enough hahaha.
 
 
 
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