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    i mean honeslty if i was dyslexic i would be really pissed at people for using this condition as an excuse, as it would give people with the condition a bad name and may be in later life restricted less funding etc, bound to be! My sis who had loads of benefits really helped her up to her profession and selfish guys who are fully capable are ruining it for the rest of us!
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    (Original post by beckaboos.)
    I saw this title of this thread and thought WTF!! but however I slightly agree with you OP!
    I am 19... have struggled with my exams all my life.. and was just dianosiged as dyslexic last november after I paid out £260 to get assessed. It's annoyed me for years when teachers have said that they thought i was dyslexic but did nothing about it! Because of it I have now stayed on an extra year to improve grades!

    Last week I had my first exam where I had extra time and It helped so much.. Not so much in extra time to write the answers but it allowed me to process the questions better etc. I have spent 5/6 years sitting in exam rooms getting frustrated. Last wesek I had the bet exam I have ever done.. and I dont even like ICT!!!
    It sounds like your school was really bad at identifying conditions even with guidance from teachers. Though you can't do much about that now, on the bright side at least you have it now. :yep:
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Irony win
    i knew that comment was bound to get me some stick
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    (Original post by Threepigs)
    For **** sakes there's a crazy ***** singing some foreign song in the next room! you think you got problems? ******* hell.
    Gahaha
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    (Original post by samzurai)
    i mean honeslty if i was dyslexic i would be really pissed at people for using this condition as an excuse, as it would give people with the condition a bad name and may be in later life restricted less funding etc, bound to be! My sis who had loads of benefits really helped her up to her profession and selfish guys who are fully capable are ruining it for the rest of us!
    It really annoys me! Im from a very very small school and people have the morals and the decency not to lie about having dyslexia and to hear on this forum that people do that is horrible!
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    I get extra time because of my dyslexia, because mine makes me a very slow thinker, and takes me forever to process everything.
    I never got extra time in GCSEs because my school didn't tell me I could, even though they knew I had dyslexia.
    My parents had to pay for a new test to get me the extra time this year - I've only had extra time this week.

    And even when I used my extra time i felt SOOO EMBARRASED by it because I was left on my own, with a grand announcement to keep quiet, because I was still working, and everyone just staring at me as they left moaning about my time.

    I only use it when I really need it.
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    (Original post by Anomoly)
    It sounds like your school was really bad at identifying conditions even with guidance from teachers. Though you can't do much about that now, on the bright side at least you have it now. :yep:

    Yup.. exactly. I am not bitter about it though, I came out with good GCSES.. ok AS-levels.. and I am certainly making up for it now . I mean last year I never thought I could get an offer for university
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Troll?
    Troll...
    TROLL!!
    Eh Toll? Wht u on? Just spk english yh? Jut cos I av truble spellin
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    (Original post by crazydan599)
    I get extra time because of my dyslexia, because mine makes me a very slow thinker, and takes me forever to process everything.
    I never got extra time in GCSEs because my school didn't tell me I could, even though they knew I had dyslexia.
    My parents had to pay for a new test to get me the extra time this year - I've only had extra time this week.

    And even when I used my extra time i felt SOOO EMBARRASED by it because I was left on my own, with a grand announcement to keep quiet, because I was still working, and everyone just staring at me as they left moaning about my time.

    I only use it when I really need it.
    you should be fully entitled!!!! if your dyslexic then definatley you should be able to have time no doubt my sister who is dyslexic is deserving and those who 'really' are, deserve every minute!
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    (Original post by samzurai)
    first of all those who are really dyslexic this does not concern you so sorry to waste your time you are deserving (as my sister is really dyslexic)

    i feel that my peers who are claiming to be 'dyslexic' are getting an extra half hour for exams! I mean most of them are really clever scoring 90% on past papers anyway and have given lame ass excuses and i feel pressured to follow suite.
    I mean with that unfair advantage espcially for maths i could have fixed my calculations errors and definitely bolstered my grade up by 1 :mad:

    i can't help but feel angry and fustrated as these people openly claim to have 'cheated' the dyslexic test!

    and now i feel asif i should lie which is morally wrong but i mean if they are recieving something that i don't then that is not fair right?

    p.s sorry for spelling errors etc

    Yea, I think its all a load of rubbish... Ive got mild dyslexia yet dont get any extra time in exams because I write quite quickly.. I think it would be fair if nobody got extra time, yet maybe their can be a note saying dyslexic on your UCAS form... :confused:
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    (Original post by chronic_fatigue)
    Everyone seems to be dyslexic these days.
    Tehy certianly do.
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    there's a girl in my year with manic depression and she gets more than 50% of the time added on again.
    she isnt dyslexic and has no problem at all with academic studies. its ridiculous.
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    (Original post by crazydan599)
    I get extra time because of my dyslexia, because mine makes me a very slow thinker, and takes me forever to process everything.
    I never got extra time in GCSEs because my school didn't tell me I could, even though they knew I had dyslexia.
    My parents had to pay for a new test to get me the extra time this year - I've only had extra time this week.

    And even when I used my extra time i felt SOOO EMBARRASED by it because I was left on my own, with a grand announcement to keep quiet, because I was still working, and everyone just staring at me as they left moaning about my time.

    I only use it when I really need it.

    I know what you mean about the extra time.. being embarrassed.. even though ive only had it for one exam and there was only 3 people in the room and I was sat at the back and I even felt embarrassed.

    Am going to be even more embarrassed with my next exam.. a bigger class and all my friends are going to be asking me why i am having extra time when i have never had it before!!!

    my dyslexia sounds similar to yours!
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    (Original post by chrissy92)
    It really annoys me! Im from a very very small school and people have the morals and the decency not to lie about having dyslexia and to hear on this forum that people do that is horrible!
    thank you!, you agree and i think institues should make it harder to claim dyslexia thats my point
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    (Original post by nessargh)
    there's a girl in my year with manic depression and she gets more than 50% of the time added on again.
    she isnt dyslexic and has no problem at all with academic studies. its ridiculous.
    hey man as long as they can prove it its fine if i was to face a student with an 'actual' condition i would feel TOTALLY fine but the problem is idiots who choose to abuse the system
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    (Original post by samzurai)
    thank you!, you agree and i think institues should make it harder to claim dyslexia thats my point
    I think in my position there were teachers who were fair and actually knew what to look for, but the idea of people pretending is ridiculous!
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    (Original post by Reue)
    For me it was more of not being able to complete my essays in the allocated time due to slow handwriting.
    You know, people are given laptops and extra time for that sort of thing if it's found there's a reason.


    Ever thought there might be?
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    (Original post by oliver5084)
    Yea, I think its all a load of rubbish... Ive got mild dyslexia yet dont get any extra time in exams because I write quite quickly.. I think it would be fair if nobody got extra time, yet maybe their can be a note saying dyslexic on your UCAS form... :confused:
    Sound like sour grapes in my opinion. I'm 'mild' but still get 25%.

    That's the only thing I would say is unfair. No matter what level of dyslexia you still get the same amount of time, or at least I think we all do.
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    (Original post by samzurai)
    you should be fully entitled!!!! if your dyslexic then definatley you should be able to have time no doubt my sister who is dyslexic is deserving and those who 'really' are, deserve every minute!
    Thank u, it was mostly directed at all the people saying that we shouldnt get any extra time, cus i always get this off my friends etc. sayin i dnt really need it cus I get quite good grades.
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    This might sound like a stupid question... but do you get 25% in all exams?!. It may sound stupid but my school is useless on passing on information.. I had to keep bugging them to find out if they had even sent of my application for extra time :\
 
 
 
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