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Platopus
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Hi everyone. So, I messed up. Big time. I am 99.99% sure that I failed my logic exam yesterday (as in, achieved less than 40%).

In the logic exam, we had to do 3 questions: at least one formal logic question and at least one essay. I chose to do two essays and one formal logic question.

I did SO much revision for formal logic. I have been able to do a certain sort of question in my revision and throughout the year, so I attempted it in the exam. I guess the pressure got to me, because I was only able to complete one half of that question (and I think the half I did complete was riddled with mistakes). It was a complete nightmare. It’s ironic, because I have been good at formal logic in all my worksheets this year - I was even predicted a first in it in my last report!

So, the situation is this: I did not complete 1/6th of the paper, I did appallingly badly in another 1/6th of the paper, one of my essays was pretty bad and the other just ok.

I’ve been working out the numbers and I am dead sure that I have failed this paper - as in, not been able to get at least 40%.

I have checked my college’s rules and it says that you must pass every examination in order to stay. So, if I have failed logic I am out, even if I pass all my other exams.

I guess I am asking whether anyone else has ever failed one paper but been allowed to stay?
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Depends on the college i guess, im not sure
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Depends on the college i guess, im not sure
It’s Pembroke, if that helps
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I believe you get a resit. Then, if you fail that, you have to do the exams again the next year. If you fail that, you are out. I am pretty sure that's how it is, but every college is different
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I believe you get a resit. Then, if you fail that, you have to do the exams again the next year. If you fail that, you are out. I am pretty sure that's how it is, but every college is different
Hi, thanks. I thought Cambridge didn’t do resits?
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Its not very logical of you to fail your logic exam 😂😂
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Its not very logical of you to fail your logic exam 😂😂
Great. Thanks very much.
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Hi, thanks. I thought Cambridge didn’t do resits?
I just looked it up, and you are right. Did you have any circumstances which caused your exam to go bad?
Also, have you asked your friends how their papers went?
Maybe everyone did badly, or you just think you did badly
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I just looked it up, and you are right. Did you have any circumstances which caused your exam to go bad?
Also, have you asked your friends how their papers went?
Maybe everyone did badly, or you just think you did badly
No, I just made what was, in hindsight, a stupid question choice. I know that natural deductions are risky and sometimes take a while to do... But, I tried them anyway. And, my mind just went completely blank when I was trying to do them - it was like I was seeing the symbols but not seeing them and I just couldn’t think.
I haven’t asked anyone else, but I think probably nobody else was stupid enough to pick the natural deduction question - or, if they were, they were able to do them.
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Hi. I'm positive you'll be allowed to resit this paper. For now I would focus on revising for the resit.
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No, I just made what was, in hindsight, a stupid question choice. I know that natural deductions are risky and sometimes take a while to do... But, I tried them anyway. And, my mind just went completely blank when I was trying to do them - it was like I was seeing the symbols but not seeing them and I just couldn’t think.
I haven’t asked anyone else, but I think probably nobody else was stupid enough to pick the natural deduction question - or, if they were, they were able to do them.
Is this for first year?
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Is this for first year?
Yes.
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Hi. I'm positive you'll be allowed to resit this paper. For now I would focus on revising for the resit.
Do you know anyone who has been allowed to resist a paper? I was under the impression Cambridge did not allow resits.
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Yes.
Have you tried talking to your tutor?
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Do you know anyone who has been allowed to resist a paper? I was under the impression Cambridge did not allow resits.
Go and talk to your tutor
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Have you tried talking to your tutor?
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Go and talk to your tutor
I am seeing him to talk about it on Monday.
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I am seeing him to talk about it on Monday.
OK, so perhaps you can take form that he doesn't think it is a disaster?

Have you got any more exams between now and then?
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I am seeing him to talk about it on Monday.
That is good. Hope everything works out well for you
The best thing to do now is to stop worrying and focus on your other exams
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OK, so perhaps you can take form that he doesn't think it is a disaster?

Have you got any more exams between now and then?
Actually, Monday is when I asked to meet him because I have exams today and on Friday so don’t have time to see him before then.

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That is good. Hope everything works out well for you
The best thing to do now is to stop worrying and focus on your other exams
Thank you. That’s really nice of you to say. I hope so too, but it’s making it so hard for me to focus on the other exams when I already know I’m out
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Actually, Monday is when I asked to meet him because I have exams today and on Friday so don’t have time to see him before then.



Thank you. That’s really nice of you to say. I hope so too, but it’s making it so hard for me to focus on the other exams when I already know I’m out
Relax, and just try your hardest. If you do really well on your other exams, you may have a better chance. Good Luck for them
I also have exams today and on Friday
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