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    Okay, so i did a paper 3 English Literature Cambridge exam recently. i completed the questions i'm supposed to do...Yet, i made a silly error....For the poetry bit i wrote the question number i.e 3 (a), but for the prose bit i didn't...i am extremely worried....The thing is,different schools do different sets of prose of poetry...and the examiners may not know what question i did for prose, or even if they know..ummm . So, i need anyone who has had such an experience or has advice to kindly give me feedback for such a case. Thank-you loads
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    Did you quote your poem or leave any indication to which question your writing about. I don't think you'd be penalised. The examiners have a set of mark schemes
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    (Original post by priyaasin)
    Okay, so i did a paper 3 English Literature Cambridge exam recently. i completed the questions i'm supposed to do...Yet, i made a silly error....For the poetry bit i wrote the question number i.e 3 (a), but for the prose bit i didn't...i am extremely worried....The thing is,different schools do different sets of prose of poetry...and the examiners may not know what question i did for prose, or even if they know..ummm . So, i need anyone who has had such an experience or has advice to kindly give me feedback for such a case. Thank-you loads
    The examiner can't decide not to mark your answer just because you didn't write the number on it. Was it indicated that you were answering a different question to the previous one?

    They may be slightly annoyed at the fact that they'd have to go through and work out which question you were answering, but you'd still have to get the marks you deserved for it. If they weren't sure which question you'd answered, they'd have to pass it on to a higher level team member.

    Don't worry about it, it's not the end of the world, I'm sure they've seen it done SO many times. You won't be the first person or the last person to forget to write the question number. You'll still get the grade it deserved.
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    (Original post by TheSmyths)
    Did you quote your poem or leave any indication to which question your writing about. I don't think you'd be penalised. The examiners have a set of mark schemes
    The poem bit was fine. It was the prose bit where i (unfortunately) did not write the number to indicate what question i did...
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    (Original post by priyaasin)
    The poem bit was fine. It was the prose bit where i (unfortunately) did not write the number to indicate what question i did...
    The examiner will mark what is there. Unless you have written an answer so bad that it does not answer any part of the question or show even an attempt to do so, it will be obvious which question you were answering. If it is that bad, it will be self penalising and your problems will be much greater than forgetting to put a number on.
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    The examiner will mark what is there. Unless you have written an answer so bad that it does not answer any part of the question or show even an attempt to do so, it will be obvious which question you were answering. If it is that bad, it will be self penalising and your problems will be much greater than forgetting to put a number on.
    Let me continue to hope so
    I know that i understood and did the question at ease...just NOT placing the number there is giving me great anxiety, because i know i put in my all for that question.
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    (Original post by priyaasin)
    Let me continue to hope so
    I know that i understood and did the question at ease...just NOT placing the number there is giving me great anxiety, because i know i put in my all for that question.
    It'll be fine.
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    (Original post by EmmaLouise759)
    The examiner can't decide not to mark your answer just because you didn't write the number on it. Was it indicated that you were answering a different question to the previous one?

    They may be slightly annoyed at the fact that they'd have to go through and work out which question you were answering, but you'd still have to get the marks you deserved for it. If they weren't sure which question you'd answered, they'd have to pass it on to a higher level team member.

    Don't worry about it, it's not the end of the world, I'm sure they've seen it done SO many times. You won't be the first person or the last person to forget to write the question number. You'll still get the grade it deserved.
    I really hope that is truthful.
    Not just soothing me

    Thank-you nonetheless
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    (Original post by priyaasin)
    I really hope that is truthful.
    Not just soothing me

    Thank-you nonetheless
    It's perfectly true. Forget about it. (I have been an examiner.)
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    (Original post by priyaasin)
    I really hope that is truthful.
    Not just soothing me

    Thank-you nonetheless
    Yes it is truthful, they can't just decide not to mark your question, that would be ridiculous and you could complain. If something in your work is not clear, they are obligated to hand it on to a senior examiner. If they don't, that's their fault.
 
 
 
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