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    What are you meant to say?!
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    Do they ask that question?
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    Just **** the exam board off? :p:
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    Family troubles. It's the answer to everything! (Except perhaps family troubles itself.) :p:
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    Well i dunno what they ask actually, i just guessed that might come up..
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    they do NOT ask such a question as far as I know.
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    I would launch into a long and unrelated story, maybe about Geese, until the man/women on the other end gives up listening and decides to give me the uni place just to get me off the telephone.
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    (Original post by Ed.)
    I would launch into a long and unrelated story, maybe about Geese, until the man/women on the other end gives up listening and decides to give me the uni place just to get me off the telephone.
    :ditto:
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    (Original post by βored)
    Answer truthfully?

    I had better things to do than revise?

    They may not like that attitude :p:
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    I vote for the family troubles approach. Although, be very clear that those said family troubles are over and unlikely to come up again.
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    I discovered Tsr?
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    say you revised the wrong stuff? you were nervous? you ran out of time? you had a nervous breakdown.
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    If it's a bloke, start going on in graphic detail about the menstrual cramps you had that day.
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    Just say your not sure, then they can't hound you about it for too long.
    There are quite alot of people who seem to have absolutely no idea why they drop a grade in the first place. Sometimes it is just really bad luck.

    I doubt they will ask you the question though. Most places in clearing will want to take you onto their course not give you a lecture on not revising hard enough.
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    Just blame it on exam stress and tell them that, whilst you know you had the potential to attain higher, the anxiety of these being such important exams got to you and prevented you from doing as well as you could have done.

    I mean, that might even be a little bit true!
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    you put too much pressure on yourself...spent late nights revising...incase something random pops up...due to this you lost attention in exams/ coursework...ran out of time... had a nervous breakdown.... found some questions too hard...... revised wrong modules etc? ..... ermm... some of the questions put into the exams, wernt what we were told to revise..or didnt expect that question to come up...or simply..say i had some family issues going on at that time..

    but i doubt this question will crop up
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    If Clearing asked me anything, I'd be worried. I suggest that if it happens to you, you go immediately to your doctor.
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    (Original post by Vetinari)
    Just blame it on exam stress and tell that, whilst you know you had the potential to attain higher, the anxiety of these being such important exams got to you and prevented you from doing as well as you could have done.

    I mean, that might even be a little bit true!
    lol..if i was the person asking the question... i gues i could believe that..

    good answer :p:
 
 
 

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