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so sometimes theres words in the exam that are not actual concepts from the subject but just general english.. that i simply dont know... arent inviligilators or random ppl in the room allowed to tell me what it is? Its so annoying because sometimes you go home google that word and its something very easy that they really could’ve just said in the basic way because youve wouldve known what to write.
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No they can’t.
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so sometimes theres words in the exam that are not actual concepts from the subject but just general english.. that i simply dont know... arent inviligilators or random ppl in the room allowed to tell me what it is? Its so annoying because sometimes you go home google that word and its something very easy that they really could’ve just said in the basic way because youve wouldve known what to write.
Can you give us some examples of words you got stuck on?

If giving you the definition of words in the exam could in some way give you an advantage, they probably wouldn't be allowed, whether it's a key concept or not. Knowledge of vocabulary is closely related to subject knowledge, I guess...
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Can you give us some examples of words you got stuck on?

If giving you the definition of words in the exam could in some way give you an advantage, they probably wouldn't be allowed, whether it's a key concept or not. Knowledge of vocabulary is closely related to subject knowledge, I guess...
well my vocabulary isnt very big. It was marital instability. Its not a key concept in my sociology book or whatever and it was on the paper. I know it has somehing to do with marriage with the marital part but i dont know what instability is! So im seriously doomed if something like that happens on a paper.
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well my vocabulary isnt very big. It was marital instability. Its not a key concept in my sociology book or whatever and it was on the paper. I know it has somehing to do with marriage with the marital part but i dont know what instability is! So im seriously doomed if something like that happens on a paper.
That term isn't outside the realms of something I would expect an A level student to know, so I guess you need to do more wider reading in order to recognise these things.

Unless your small vocabulary is due to a learning disability, medical condition etc., you won't be given extra help, so it's up to you to try to increase your vocabulary size while you have the chance.
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That term isn't outside the realms of something I would expect an A level student to know, so I guess you need to do more wider reading in order to recognise these things.

Unless your small vocabulary is due to a learning disability, medical condition etc., you won't be given extra help, so it's up to you to try to increase your vocabulary size while you have the chance.
Yeah its too late for that. But thanks for the help i guess.
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