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My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
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78
Do you think i can do it?
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(Original post by 24yogall)
My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
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74
78
Do you think i can do it?
is the 64.4 from second year if so it seems possible
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My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
85
74
78
Do you think i can do it?
What kind of course are you doing? Is it more a humanities/social sciences one, or STEM type?
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nope from semester 1 of this year
(Original post by claireestelle)
is the 64.4 from second year if so it seems possible
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social sciences...
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What kind of course are you doing? Is it more a humanities/social sciences one, or STEM type?
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(Original post by 24yogall)
My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
85
74
78
Do you think i can do it?
HEy, this is defo doable if your willing to put as much work in as you can!! Just stay motivated and make sure you ask questions and attend everything as well!
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You'll need to absolutely kill yourself if you want to do it. If you've been averaging in the mid-60s so far, what do you plan to do differently in order to achieve the very high firsts you need, particularly the 80 and the 85? From my perspective in the humanities, achieving marks in the 80s is very difficult. I appreciate social sciences are different, and even between social sciences there are differences, but you really need to think not just about working harder, but also how you plan to work better in order to achieve these kinds of marks.
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Good question, the module I want to get 85 in is quite creative. I’m hoping to get 80 on my diss(if possible) my supervisor said it’s quite good. What can I do better to get firsts, please help. The highest mark I’ve ever got was 75
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You'll need to absolutely kill yourself if you want to do it. If you've been averaging in the mid-60s so far, what do you plan to do differently in order to achieve the very high firsts you need, particularly the 80 and the 85? From my perspective in the humanities, achieving marks in the 80s is very difficult. I appreciate social sciences are different, and even between social sciences there are differences, but you really need to think not just about working harder, but also how you plan to work better in order to achieve these kinds of marks.
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(Original post by 24yogall)
My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
85
74
78
Do you think i can do it?
Depends what you're studying!! Seems impossible if you're a humanities/social science student, definitly possible if you're doing a quanitative subject!

Also completly depends what university you attend and what department you're in!
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Thank you
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HEy, this is defo doable if your willing to put as much work in as you can!! Just stay motivated and make sure you ask questions and attend everything as well!
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I’m a social science student
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Depends what you're studying!! Seems impossible if you're a humanities/social science student, definitly possible if you're doing a quanitative subject!

Also completly depends what university you attend and what department you're in!
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(Original post by 24yogall)
My current average is 64.4
I need the following grades to scrape a first:
80
85
74
78
Do you think i can do it?
If you've worked these out correctly, then they're all perfectly doable grades. However realistically speaking, there's going to be a reason why you've achieved an average of 64.4% (presumably these are percentages). The grades you need are between 10% and 20% higher, and whether you can do it or not depends entirely on whether you can resolve whatever issues have led to a 64.4% average instead of a 70%+ average.

But in terms of actually giving advice, we don't know enough to give personalised help. You need to look at what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong. Then do less of the stuff you're doing wrong, and more of the stuff you're doing right. Maybe you're not developing your work enough, or not referencing well, or the presentation of your work is lacking. We really don't know, so it's up to you to determine where you are dropping marks.
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I think the main reasons why I stay in the 2:1s is because sometimes I’m not critical enough and don’t develop points further.
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If you've worked these out correctly, then they're all perfectly doable grades. However realistically speaking, there's going to be a reason why you've achieved an average of 64.4% (presumably these are percentages). The grades you need are between 10% and 20% higher, and whether you can do it or not depends entirely on whether you can resolve whatever issues have led to a 64.4% average instead of a 70%+ average.

But in terms of actually giving advice, we don't know enough to give personalised help. You need to look at what you're doing right and what you're doing wrong. Then do less of the stuff you're doing wrong, and more of the stuff you're doing right. Maybe you're not developing your work enough, or not referencing well, or the presentation of your work is lacking. We really don't know, so it's up to you to determine where you are dropping marks.
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Oh wow! At my university, it would be basically impossible to score over 75 on an essay paper, even in more quant-like things like some aspects of political science! 80 is basically unheard of and doesn't exist in assessed work. Good luck to you

I really wish I could have your grades!
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I’m a social science student
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I think the main reasons why I stay in the 2:1s is because sometimes I’m not critical enough and don’t develop points further.
Then you more or less have an answer. If you can fix this (and it is what's holding you back) then you may be able to get those grades. If you can't, and don't do anything else to improve, then you probably won't.
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It's possible. I was hitting mid 80s throughout 3rd year on a phil degree, but I was already hitting 70s in second year, and I expect that is where the difference is. It is possible, but it will be a big ask to bump your grades up by (in some cases) 20% or so. The usual advice is have an argument, don't waffle, interrogate points fully, and if that means cutting down the number of things you address, then so be it. Quality over quantity.
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