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    I had an exam 2 weeks ago and failed. On the day of the exam, I received a call hours before the exam that my cousin (very, very close to me) had passed away. Throughout the exam I was in shock and couldn't concentrate. Submitting a mitigating circumstance form was the last thing on my mind due to the stress I was under. I am now going through a appeal but it states why a mitigating circumstance was not mentioned prior to the exam. I don't know what excuse or reason to use? Anyone been in a similiar situation, what information/excuse did you provide. I think mentioning the above would probably not be sufficient, is there anything else I can consider to make my point stronger and hopefully get a resit opportunity.

    Thank you
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    Hi,

    I had an exam 2 weeks ago and failed. On the day of the exam, I received a call hours before the exam that my cousin (very, very close to me) had passed away. Throughout the exam I was in shock and couldn't concentrate. Submitting a mitigating circumstance form was the last thing on my mind due to the stress I was under. I am now going through a appeal but it states why a mitigating circumstance was not mentioned prior to the exam. I don't know what excuse or reason to use? Anyone been in a similiar situation, what information/excuse did you provide. I think mentioning the above would probably not be sufficient, is there anything else I can consider to make my point stronger and hopefully get a resit opportunity.

    Thank you
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