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    I just got my first assignment grade - it was 65 which is obviously a 2:1. I'm really disappointed as this was only for a bibliography task and I don't understand how I could have gone so wrong on this. I'm dreading walking into my next seminar knowing everyone's probably got 90s or something. And this counts towards my final first year grade

    How did everyone else do in their first assignments at uni?
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    (Original post by skljfhakjf)
    I just got my first assignment grade - it was 65 which is obviously a 2:1. I'm really disappointed as this was only for a bibliography task and I don't understand how I could have gone so wrong on this. I'm dreading walking into my next seminar knowing everyone's probably got 90s or something. And this counts towards my final first year grade

    How did everyone else do in their first assignments at uni?
    WHat subject is this?

    How do you know everyone else will have got 90s or higher?

    Was any feedback provided on it? If not, can you ask?

    More likely than not, first year doesn't count (check your own uni rules...) and this is the time to learn lessons, but you have to make the effort to learn them.
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    (Original post by skljfhakjf)
    I just got my first assignment grade - it was 65 which is obviously a 2:1. I'm really disappointed as this was only for a bibliography task and I don't understand how I could have gone so wrong on this. I'm dreading walking into my next seminar knowing everyone's probably got 90s or something. And this counts towards my final first year grade

    How did everyone else do in their first assignments at uni?
    Oh boy this brings me back... When you get to third year a 65 on anything will be a godsend! But I totally remember being distraught with my first 2.1 in first year...

    Use first year to learn how to learn, basically. Odds are it doesn't count, and for a reason. Second year and third year will be a lot harder - so be prepared for that jump in difficulty. But if you can do the ground work this year (learning how to get the most out of textbooks and seminars), you'll be in a really strong position later on. A lot of people (including myself) had trouble adjusting to just how much is on you and your own motivation after 13 years of being spoon fed, so I'm sure not everybody is going to have scored 90s! For those that did, speak to them, I guess.
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    Yeah, as the folks above have been saying, don't beat yourself up too much. Learn from your mistakes (but don't dwell on them too much), seek as much feedback as you can, and just do your best. Uni is a big change, since it's quite often very independent learning. There will be an adaption period.

    And, it's likely Year 1 doesn't count. As long as you pass - and 65 is a very good pass - then you're sorted tbh!
 
 
 
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