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    If you hadn't noticed then feel free to put your money where your mouth is:

    V bookie

    If anyone was still planning on a TSR meetup boat race kinda thing then Im out btw - family commitments and all that. :rolleyes:
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    Poxy little bet, Stu... don't you have enough confidence to wager more? :p:
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    Apparently I had 192500 to bet. Where did I get that from?

    Anyway I bet it all. Awesome.
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    Damnit- I bet 192000 in all, and you Dark Blue Buggers have still bet more...
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    (Original post by FadeToBlackout)
    Poxy little bet, Stu... don't you have enough confidence to wager more? :p:
    It's not a question of confidence, it's a question of being cautious. That, believe it or not, is the biggest bet I have ever made :p:
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    Okies, random question that I should probably know the answer too, but I'm just double checking.

    Am I right in thinking that there are no official mark schemes for any Oxford exam papers that are available for undergraduates to borrow? I know they're not online (only examiner reports), but I just wanted to check that their aren't copies of mark schemes hidden away in a library somewhere that we can use?
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    No, there are no mark schemes available. Even tutors are forbidden from making written solutions to past exam questions. Piss annoying if you ask me, but then I guess it's protecting the University's interests in some way...can't think how, though.
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    What's a mark scheme? The mark scheme (ie. what a first/2:1/etc. is) is in the examiners report, for PPE/E&M. However that's just the whole "sustained argumentative power..." stuff. If you mean for each individual question, then no, I'm pretty sure the examiners report is all we get.
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    (Original post by Worzo)
    No, there are no mark schemes available. Even tutors are forbidden from making written solutions to past exam questions. Piss annoying if you ask me.
    Indeed, some written examples of different grades would go a long way to answer the typical finalist question of "what does it take to get a first".
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    (Original post by Drogue)
    What's a mark scheme? The mark scheme (ie. what a first/2:1/etc. is) is in the examiners report, for PPE/E&M. However that's just the whole "sustained argumentative power..." stuff. If you mean for each individual question, then no, I'm pretty sure the examiners report is all we get.
    Yeah I was thinking more for scientists - ie. our problems have definite solutions and although sometimes the examiner's report is very helpful, generally it's completely useless and just says "student couldn't solve part b"!

    I'm just getting a bit frustrated as I'm trying to do lots of exam questions but keep getting stuck on either whether my solution's correct or how to proceed. The other's at my college haven't done the papers yet, I feel bad constantly asking Andy/Stu/Masud etc on TSR and I'm not in Oxford so can't ask my tutors (although I have bombarded one of them with emails!). I just wish there were full written solutions available to all our papers. I'm not saying they should be made readily available so everyone can photocopy them etc, but it would be good if you could use them in your department somewhere (ie. you can't take them with you, but could go along and mark past papers). We've got so many different topics and different past papers that there's no way I'm going to be able to go through them all with my tutors before the exams, but I feel that if I could it would be really useful to cement my understanding! Grrrr
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    (Original post by Worzo)
    No, there are no mark schemes available. Even tutors are forbidden from making written solutions to past exam questions. Piss annoying if you ask me, but then I guess it's protecting the University's interests in some way...can't think how, though.
    Umm not strictly true - for stats at least Rosie Hails did model answers... students aren't given direct access to them but interestingly enough they do exist...
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    Umm not strictly true - for stats at least Rosie Hails did model answers... students aren't given direct access to them but interestingly enough they do exist...
    Well, of course she can do the questions herself and then help her students out with her own answers. But she's certainly not allowed to give written model answers to her students.

    Chloé - you can always give any paper you've done to your tutor to mark. That's what they're there for. I don't know about you, but to be honest, my tutors bombard us with all the past questions they can find in revision period anyway, so I don't bother doing past papers on my own.
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    (Original post by Worzo)
    Chloé - you can always give any paper you've done to your tutor to mark. That's what they're there for. I don't know about you, but to be honest, my tutors bombard us with all the past questions they can find in revision period anyway, so I don't bother doing past papers on my own.
    Well, I don't think my tutors are so keen! I mean, they'll definitely set us all the more recent papers, but I'd like to do some of the older papers too and we'd never have enough tutes to go through them! I think part of the problem is that practically every single topic we've done this year we've done with a different tutor! I mean, we've had one for Nuclear/Particle, one for Atomic/Lasers, one for Crystal Dynamics, one for Band Theory, one for Stellar/Cosmo and one for Climate/Fluid. If I try and have tutorials with each of them each week to go through all the exam papers I want to do, then I'm going to be having at least 6 tutes a week (plus one for Devices which we're doing next term!). I like the fact that we've had really good tutors who specialise in each of the subjects, but I have a feeling organising revision tutorials with them is going to be chaos next term! And I'm not sure they'd like it if I just send them extra past exam questions which we won't have time to go over in tutorials, but maybe I'll just have to!
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    (Original post by Worzo)
    Well, of course she can do the questions herself and then help her students out with her own answers. But she's certainly not allowed to give written model answers to her students.
    But she doesn't help out her OWN students she distributes them to all the tutors who subsequently basically pass them on anyway... (NB might make more sense if i pointed out she wrote the course...)
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    On a vaguely related topic do examiner's reports exist for prelims (physics)?
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    (Original post by plmokn)
    On a vaguely related topic do examiner's reports exist for prelims (physics)?
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    I've never found them on the Physics website I'm afraid. You could double check with your tutor, but I don't think they're ever published.
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    Yeah I was thinking more for scientists - ie. our problems have definite solutions and although sometimes the examiner's report is very helpful, generally it's completely useless and just says "student couldn't solve part b"!

    I'm just getting a bit frustrated as I'm trying to do lots of exam questions but keep getting stuck on either whether my solution's correct or how to proceed. The other's at my college haven't done the papers yet, I feel bad constantly asking Andy/Stu/Masud etc on TSR and I'm not in Oxford so can't ask my tutors (although I have bombarded one of them with emails!). I just wish there were full written solutions available to all our papers. I'm not saying they should be made readily available so everyone can photocopy them etc, but it would be good if you could use them in your department somewhere (ie. you can't take them with you, but could go along and mark past papers). We've got so many different topics and different past papers that there's no way I'm going to be able to go through them all with my tutors before the exams, but I feel that if I could it would be really useful to cement my understanding! Grrrr
    Well it helps us to revise also :p: . We have to be on the ball to be able to answer your questions!
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    Meh. I'm ill
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    (Original post by sjuthani)
    Meh. I'm ill
    Oh dear, get well soon Sam On the positive side, best to get it out the way now before term starts.
 
 
 
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