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# Just missed a deadline watch

So 10% for an essay is now down the drain.

I have 90% to play with (still quite a lot to bring my grade up) and was wondering how many I'd need to get right in what is a Multiple Choice exam.

The exam consists of 30 questions. How many would I need to get right to achieve 70% for the module, taking into account that I've messed up 10% already?

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2. I can only suppose it's not a maths exam. Easiest way to know is by saying that your raw score is 80% then reduced to 70. So 80% of 30 is 24. Therefore you will need to answer 24 questions right to get a first.

But I thought missing a deadline meant you were capped at 60% as well as losing 10% off your grade? Or am I wrong?
3. (Original post by scrotgrot)
I can only suppose it's not a maths exam. Easiest way to know is by saying that your raw score is 80% then reduced to 70. So 80% of 30 is 24. Therefore you will need to answer 24 questions right to get a first.

But I thought missing a deadline meant you were capped at 60% as well as losing 10% off your grade? Or am I wrong?
The course outline just says a mark of zero awarded for late submission. No mention of a penalty.
4. Please don't be doing maths...

You need 70/90 in the exam, that's 78%. That's 23.4 correct answers (round up to 24) needed for a first...
5. (Original post by Makebelieve15)
The course outline just says a mark of zero awarded for late submission. No mention of a penalty.
To be given zero for a late submission is a penalty. And a much worse one than being capped at 90%.
6. (Original post by Makebelieve15)
The course outline just says a mark of zero awarded for late submission. No mention of a penalty.
Ohh I see, you missed a deadline for coursework and will get 0 for it, now you have 90% of your module riding on an exam, is that it?

I was confused because in my degree you don't get an automatic zero, you lose 10% for each day it's late (with a cap of 60% I believe)

In that case the other guy's answer is right, 23/30 would give you 69% which might be bumped up if you beg. 24/30 would give you 72%
7. (Original post by scrotgrot)
(with a cap of 60% I believe)
does that mean it doesn't go below a penalty of a maximum of 60%? That seems awfully generous as it would mean a late assignment can still get a 2:1 even if it's a fair few days late..

for us a late assignment is capped at 40% (pass, well technically 35% is a marginal pass but 40% is a 3rd), after 5 days it's 0%.
8. (Original post by joey11223)
does that mean it doesn't go below a penalty of a maximum of 60%? That seems awfully generous as it would mean a late assignment can still get a 2:1 even if it's a fair few days late..

for us a late assignment is capped at 40% (pass, well technically 35% is a marginal pass but 40% is a 3rd), after 5 days it's 0%.
No lol I mean that's the higher cap, i.e. if you get like 82 but it's a day late you don't get 72, you get 60, then 2 days late it's 50, then 40, etc

(I think - never handed one in late, touch wood)

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