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    Alright folks,

    Just want to get your thoughts on this. I made a stupid mistake in my two hour exam today. Two questions at 50% each. First question went well but I miss understood the second. It was an EITHER/OR question and I answered both parts. How would this second answer be marked, would the marker just disregard half of the content? Will he/she chose the better of the two aspects. Is it merely a case of I lose 25% of the exam overall? Is this situation better than say a question asking you to analyse two aspects but you only answer one? In effect I have answered both parts but obviously haven't been able to go into as much detail as I should have. Do you think the marker will take kindly to this human error. We use a positive marking system, does this make any difference?

    Don't know what to expect at all in terms of a grade (it is obviously going to be much lower than what I would usually achieve) but it is an absolute bob howler on my behalf. Shouldn't be making those errors at this level, it's a hard lesson learnt. Can anyone give me some advice!?

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