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Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:03 pm

In english we had to write a essay on 'an inspector calls' as part of our coursework. It was nearly 1700 words long. I typed the first draft and they said they need a 2nd draft HANDWRITTEN, (WHY I DO NOT KNOW!) so i did it spending a about 1/2 an hour everyday but at the weekend i wrote for ocver 5 hours (hand felt very crippled afterwards, so did arm!).

Now, apparently they also need another HAND WRITTEN 3rd draft!!!! Gahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:05 pm

WHY?! That is so weird!

Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:10 pm

It is a GCSE rule that at least one piece of coursework should be handwritten. This is because handwriting is considered a literacy skill and it has been getting worse over the years. I can understand why they want to preserve students' writing skills, but it isn't fair in the case of a dyspraxic student. Ruby, I suggest you ask your teacher just to accept your second draft. Or you could type the third draft and pretend that it is actually your second. :wink:


Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:45 pm

Hmmmm.....sounds like a good idea to me, *tries not to stick pen in teachers eyes*

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:42 pm

She can't help this. She is only following the exam board's rules.


Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:16 pm

true very true. *ejects pens from english teachers eyes and sticks them at the exam board*

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:05 pm

why do the drafts need to be hand written? I can understand if it was the final wight up. we got an option of which piece of courswork to hand-wright and the didn't have to be that long. I'm in the second set. I don't know what set you are in.

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:53 pm

I didnt handwrite any of my gcsse course work :oops: I paid a friend to handwrite it for me :oops:

Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:46 pm

And they didn't notice? cool.

Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:19 am

Way cool!


Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:17 pm

FORGERY? :lol:

Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:44 pm


Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:45 pm

Erm...not that I'm endorsing forgery, of course.

Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:31 am

Ididnt have to have it handwritten at all my english teacher wrote a note to the examiners and explained!!!

Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:53 am

If you were planning to pay a friend to do your work for you, I would be against it. But you're not. You've done the essay. You just need your friend to write it.
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