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    Hi all,

    Over the past year or so, I've found it much easier to use a laptop in my classes. I've found that using a laptop in economics to take notes is particularly useful.

    I've suffered with an undiagnosed joint condition for a number of years now. I've been tested for arthritis but I haven't got that (thankfully), but my mum and I highly suspect that I have hypermobility syndrome as I meet almost every single criteria on a 9 point scale - I score about 8 if I remember correctly and you need 2 or 3 elements to be classed as hypermobile. This has not been confirmed by a doctor.

    Due to the pains I experience in my joints due to this, I was wondering if I might be eligible to use a laptop in just my economics exams? The other two subjects don't involve as much writing - one of them is a language so I think it'd be more of a pain than any help if I have to work out how to insert accents etc.

    Of course, I understand that I'd probably need some kind of medical exemption note / proof. But does anybody have experience with this?
    It'd be extra helpful if anyone could tell me what they did about drawing graphs in the exams..

    Thanks!
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    Well they are considering me for a laptop (not sure if it will go through) and I just have bad hand writing. So I would assume they would let you. Especially because you are already using a laptop in classes. You would obviously have to ask your school/ college and get it set up.

    As for diagrams, I do Economics and I was told that you would get some paper to draw them on. And you just put something like diagram 1. Then on the computer you write diagram 1 (or whatever, a *) where the diagram would be.
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    (Original post by Kholmes1)
    Well they are considering me for a laptop (not sure if it will go through) and I just have bad hand writing. So I would assume they would let you. Especially because you are already using a laptop in classes. You would obviously have to ask your school/ college and get it set up.

    As for diagrams, I do Economics and I was told that you would get some paper to draw them on. And you just put something like diagram 1. Then on the computer you write diagram 1 (or whatever, a *) where the diagram would be.
    That's great to know, thanks for taking the time to help me out

    Anybody else have any experience with this?
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    (Original post by axc5)
    Hi all,

    Over the past year or so, I've found it much easier to use a laptop in my classes. I've found that using a laptop in economics to take notes is particularly useful.

    I've suffered with an undiagnosed joint condition for a number of years now. I've been tested for arthritis but I haven't got that (thankfully), but my mum and I highly suspect that I have hypermobility syndrome as I meet almost every single criteria on a 9 point scale - I score about 8 if I remember correctly and you need 2 or 3 elements to be classed as hypermobile. This has not been confirmed by a doctor.

    Due to the pains I experience in my joints due to this, I was wondering if I might be eligible to use a laptop in just my economics exams? The other two subjects don't involve as much writing - one of them is a language so I think it'd be more of a pain than any help if I have to work out how to insert accents etc.

    Of course, I understand that I'd probably need some kind of medical exemption note / proof. But does anybody have experience with this?
    It'd be extra helpful if anyone could tell me what they did about drawing graphs in the exams..

    Thanks!
    If using a laptop in the classroom is part of your normal way of working then there is a very good chance it would be approved by the examiners. Speak to your teacher about starting the process and if that gets nowhere then speak to the exams office who will be the people who make the official request. You are right that evidence will need to be collected and a formal request has to be made well before the exams. I've never seen anyone do this for exams that needed graphs or diagrams so not quite sure what the solution would be, but your exams officer will know or can find out for you.


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