I'm in the Arts department, in my 3rd year doing English (Ba) at Plymouth.
I got my mark back today on an essay I do not feel is exactly justified.
The mark doesn't really meet the grading critera at all.
I got 51%, marked down heavily for overphrasing (using too many intellectual words) apparantley this made my arguement appear invalid.
I am really not happy with this, mainly because I have wrote essays before which were worse than this which i scored 2.1's in, and the fact many people were marked down for this but not as heavily as I was.
I had 5 people read my essay, all which found it made sense and the language use was good.
I spoke to my module leader too, who refused to remark it, only help me only my following essay. However in my 3rd year I don't really want to rely on a mind field of language choice next time.
I really want a re-mark who someone out of the department to judge it to the prove the essay is of a higher standard.
Does anyone know the process of this at Plymouth University?
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