Typos and referencing errors - how much grade will it cost?

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shinytoy
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hello

my 10 000 word dissertation has about 10 typos including 2 on the contents page (eg 'probativve' 'trail' not 'trial' and 'cogencyof' not 'cogency of', and about 2 grammatical errors (eg 'enabling giving assistance'). how many marks will it cost me do you think?

also if i blagged my references or page refs, no one will know surely?

also how much marks will a referencing error cost?
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wtf?
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how mauch
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I think your asking a question like "How long is a piece of string" you really can't answer that.

thats why the previous post made up a number.
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i dont see how. like in a 10 000 word law diss, will 10 typos make a differecne between a first and a 2:1
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(Original post by shinytoy)
i dont see how. like in a 10 000 word law diss, will 10 typos make a differecne between a first and a 2:1
Well no-one here is really going to know.

It depends how many marks have been allocated to mistakes and then whether or not you've done enough to cover yourself in the first place.

So yes, typo's will cost you.... how much? you'll have to wait and see.
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And you couldn't have fixed them then reprinted because?
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And you couldn't have fixed them then reprinted because?
:ditto: Or did you hand it in before you noticed? I would have thought mistakes with referencing and page numbers would be more serious than typos where it's obvious what you meant, but that's just a guess. All these mistakes could be the difference between classifications, but it depends. If you're right in the middle of one, it might not make a difference, but if you're borderline, it might result in you being moved down/not being moved up. Again though, that's just a guess; no one except a law dissertation marker can really say.
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It depends how close to the boundary the rest of it is.
If you only make it by two marks, and the mistakes are worth four...then yes, you'll go down. But if you get a top first, then you'll be fine
Don't worry about it now, nowt you can do to change it.
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pleeeaaase does ANYONE know??

i've just ahnded in another essay, reckon it can get 75%, its 2500 words but it has two typos, identical, i wrote 'to assisting the determination' instead of 'to assist the determination' TWICE.

please give me an idea how much it will cost. about 1% or 5%
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grammatical errors usually account for 4% in language essays i.e. english, but they will account for 2% of the marks in any other exam
e.g. in a 4 mark question, grammar will account for 1 mark only
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