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    Hi Everyone!

    First post and I hope you can help.

    So, I'm doing a top-up to my Foundation and have just received my dissertation mark of 63%.

    My tutors feedback states that I have omitted some of the appendices and the referencing isn't in italics where it should be. The missing appendices consists of 4 diagrams which are obviously important to the narrative.

    At the same time as submitting the work on Turnitin, I emailed the tutor with the dissertation attached as a Word doc. I've checked this and all appendices are present as is the original formatting.

    Can anyone tell me if my grade will have suffered from the above mistakes and if so, have I grounds for appeal. I'm gutted as it looks like I will narrowly miss out on a first (around 5%).

    Hope someone can help.



    Ok so Turnitin is the biggest pain in Uni ever. However it does give a receipt (in an email format) which shows exactly what time your work was submitted. You could find that along with your email and ask your tutor or advisor of studies? There is no harm in asking

    I agree with the person above, it's worth at least asking.

    I'll share some advice with you that we were given about formatting and TurnItIn - upload your file as a PDF (which you can do using Word). It will stop TurnItIn from changing your layout so this won't happen again

    It's worth discussing with your tutor as they can see the original formatting on the email - however I doubt small formatting errors will have taken you down 7% so I wouldn't expect to increase to a first
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