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Posted by Kels (U15215297) on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
Hi again, I wrote a message last week on an essay that I had failed on a recent timed essay in class...
I'm really worried about the exam, I decided to crash the course this year and its continually making me frustrated and upset... I've always persevered and carried on with my work to make sure I get it done and to the best of my ability. The trouble is, my teacher takes so long to mark our essays that I only got two back today that I did in January and both scored 5/15... I've come home crying which has led to my parents hitting the roof about the scores and telling me that I'm going to fail and that I never put in the effort but I do and I still don't get the grades everyone else gets which is 12/13 which has made me more upset...
Does anyone know what I can do to keep calm and pass this exam in order to get the grades up??
I'm really upset... :/
Posted by Modern Studies Teacher (U15172411) on Thursday, 25th April 2013
I'm sorry to hear you're having such a tough time with your course. It's important you keep yourself calm - this is not a life or death thing & it won't be the end of the world if you don't do as well as you'd like. Having said that, I gave you positive feedback on your essays & you are to be commended for having a go at improving - which you have done. So, build on your strengths.
Have another read through your question and the advice I gave you. Look at the improvements you made to the two essays you published. Also have a read at the sample essays I published and compare the quality of each. Unfortunately, nobody had a go at assessing them, so I'll put some comments on each of them very soon.
I think you also have to speak to your teacher and ask him/her to tell you in detail where you can improve. I've seen your work and I believe you have the potential to succeed - you need to believe it too
Show your parents your posts on this page - they'll want to see you succeed and your work here shows that you do too.
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