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    Hi

    I was just wondering whether anyone else has had an assignment back and the advice that has been given literally just rips your assignment to pieces.

    I got mine back the other day and they have not mentioned any good parts they have just said it is not good structure ect and not worthy to be a degree essay!!

    I can not see how they can get away with writing stuff like that but obviously they can.

    Anyone else found this??
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    I got my first one back today. Got C+ so bit disappointed but it's the first piece of written work like that I've done since A-levels in 2004! Got a sentence worth of comment about it and that's it. We have now finished the module so doesn't look like I will be getting any other feedback about it!
    Don't worry, I'm sure the next one/few will be better. For me, it's getting back into the whole writing process!
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    (Original post by ipswichblade)
    I got my first one back today. Got C+ so bit disappointed but it's the first piece of written work like that I've done since A-levels in 2004! Got a sentence worth of comment about it and that's it. We have now finished the module so doesn't look like I will be getting any other feedback about it!
    Don't worry, I'm sure the next one/few will be better. For me, it's getting back into the whole writing process!
    Why does youre uni use letter grades? Ive never known one in England to...
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    Yes, don't take it to heart - they mark hundreds and must just get cranky. Try to find any constructive points and work from there. I had one who complained about the size of the margin on my paper :rolleyes:.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    Why does youre uni use letter grades? Ive never known one in England to...
    The year is either a pass of a fail and the marks do not count towards the final degree. I have no idea, I am on a primary education course, it's quite different to other degrees anyway.

    http://www2.worc.ac.uk/aqu/pdf/Gener...escriptors.pdf
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    (Original post by ipswichblade)
    The year is either a pass of a fail and the marks do not count towards the final degree. I have no idea, I am on a primary education course, it's quite different to other degrees anyway.

    http://www2.worc.ac.uk/aqu/pdf/Gener...escriptors.pdf
    How odd.
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    (Original post by Jennie1987)
    How odd.
    Don't see how it matters really. I think it's just the primary education QTS course that have the grades and not the other degrees.
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    (Original post by Ham22)
    you should be greatful for the criticism. all my dissertation tutor has ever said to me (numerous occasions) is 'thats good, now write some more'. Constructive.
    I am greatful. There has to be a line though. My mum is a teacher and said she would get sacked for writing something like that.

    I think mine was too harsh comments. It did not have one possitive thing written on it.
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    I've had assignments back like that. One lecturer gave me a really good grade, but absolutely slated my lab report..... but I guess they're just trying to give you ideas on how to make it better, whatever grade you get. I prefer criticisms rather than just ticks (which some lecturers do, minimal comments are NOT helpful!).
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    I agree. Minimal is not helpful.

    I just would have liked one little thing like it was a good attempt then slate it. I just find it all slightly harsh and I am in my first year so I am still getting used to everything. I will just bear in mind in the future that the assignment can get slated. That way it will not be such a big shock.

    I also want to pass this module because if I do not then I am slightly worried that I will not be able to go onto year two with the other 5 that I hopefully pass. I want to drop this module anyway. It is all very confusing.
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    At my first uni the markers were really harsh, at this one they are very good at giving feedback. I have had whole sheets of feedback before, which is not uncommon. However we are a small department so everyone knows each other well
 
 
 
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