Worked hard on an essay and it got 51 and I feel like a failure.

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I did actually work hard on this essay, I was relatively confident that it would get 60 at the least, but I was expecting it to be 70-80. Then I get it and it turns out to be a 51. I just feel like a failure, like whats the point in doing anything if when I do actually try it ends up being **** anyway. Feeling *****y right now, don't have anyone to talk about this with so resorting to whinging on this site lol.
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Arrange to meet with your tutor to understand the sort of changes that would be needed to bump your grades up.

Unfortunately you aren’t marked on how hard you try - your work is marked based on hitting specific learning outcomes. Often it is only a few tweaks that can make a big difference between a 51% and a 65%.

Sometimes a mismatch of marks like this indicates that you produced a good essay but not one that actually addressed the key points or topics that the marker was looking for.
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