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    on many of my exams i have written answers way below the standard lines, trust me im talking about near the bottom of the dam paper, do the examiners accept sh** what aint on the lines? also if there is any examiners in this website CAN YOU READ CRAPPY HANDWRITING? if the answers to these questions are yes than you are a good man...
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    (Original post by BadlikeYaz buff)
    on many of my exams i have written answers way below the standard lines, trust me im talking about near the bottom of the dam paper, do the examiners accept sh** what aint on the lines? also if there is any examiners in this website CAN YOU READ CRAPPY HANDWRITING? if the answers to these questions are yes than you are a good man...
    I wouldn't worry, I write way off the lines as well (to make use of the no "negative marking" rule in most subjects!). As for writing? Well I'm no examiner but as long as it isn't totally illegible, I don't see why they wouldn't be able to read it.
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    ok cheers for that watershooter boy...
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    also in that case you could list the whole f-ing sylabus for every question which doesnt specify a number of answers and it has to be excepted for sure...
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    (Original post by BadlikeYaz buff)
    on many of my exams i have written answers way below the standard lines, trust me im talking about near the bottom of the dam paper, do the examiners accept sh** what aint on the lines? also if there is any examiners in this website CAN YOU READ CRAPPY HANDWRITING? if the answers to these questions are yes than you are a good man...
    Yeah I write loads for the exams, geography paper the other i was writing up the page.
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    As long as it's not a paper that gets scanned (maths, history sources etc) then it should be fine.
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    WHAT when I crossed out wrong answers i wrote the correct ones BELOW the lines in maths, what bloody scanner?
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    For Edexcel maths at least. It says on the front DO NOT WRITE OUTSIDE THE LINES because those don't get scanned.
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    For Edexcel maths at least. It says on the front DO NOT WRITE OUTSIDE THE LINES because those don't get scanned.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O! Loads of my work is done outside the lines!!! GRRRRRRRRRR...well that's me failing then. Are you serious?!! ****, I guess I really ought to read the front, eh?
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O! Loads of my work is done outside the lines!!! GRRRRRRRRRR...well that's me failing then. Are you serious?!! ****, I guess I really ought to read the front, eh?
    I'm sure those that the machine can't mark will be marked by hand.

    And remember that while there is no negative marking, if you put an examiner in a bad mood due to unnecessarily scruffy writing they'll be less inclined to give you high marks.
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    Is it possible to get all the marks without running off the lines? I always overflow.
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    Ok a) it doesn't matter if you wrote off the lines
    b) it doesn't matter that you wrote outside of that big black box UNLESS it's a paper that gets scanned
    c) EVEN if its a scanned paper (i think that's all Edexcel) then you still have a hope provided that you were writing constantly and didn't leave a big gap. Kinda hard to explain but when the thing comes up on the screen if they can see that you are clearly still writing then they'll get your paper out of the scanner and send it off to be marked by hand. You may still be ok.
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    LOL what a fool ( no offence )

    the lines on the sides sherlock not the dotted line answers the white 1.5 cm border around the entirepage is what is cut off the entire page WITHIN the white 1.5 cm border is then scanned.
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    ****. I wrote outside the border too. On quite a few of them. ****,
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    (Original post by BadlikeYaz buff)
    ok cheers for that watershooter boy...
    Excuse me?
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    ****. I wrote outside the border too. On quite a few of them. ****,
    Weren't you specifically told that the scanner wouldn't pick up any writing outside of the border lines? We were told about 25 times LOL! Anyway, as others have said, I don't think you have anything to worry about....yours will probably be marked in the "normal" way instead.
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    In my Business Studies exam I wrote off the lines on the same page as the questions but there were extra pages at the end. Will my whole questions get marked?
 
 
 
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