Alright, so when I make notes I very commonly use symbols like ‘+’ for easy and condensing. But now I’ve started to write this in exams and I’m wary that i might lose marks for this. Anyone able to clarify is stuff like that does affect your grade/mark? I do geography, sociology and English language, English language I know that it most likely does but as for the others I’m not sure.
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- Thread Starter
- 25-02-2018 15:56
- 25-02-2018 17:02
As long as the question isn’t one that assess quality of written communication (it should specify) and your symbols are the commonly used ones (so + should be fine) then I don’t think there’ll be any problem in exams but you should ask your teachers just in case.
- Political Ambassador
- 25-02-2018 17:05
You would lose marks, considering the examiner may not understand what it means, generally, + will be acceptable, however the new developed exams require candidates to write in full english. Therefore, they can deduct marks from your overall total, so please write in "full english, regardless".