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ENGLISH TEACHER DOES NOT GET IT!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:03 pm
by k9ruby
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:05 pm
by pinkparrot
WHY?! That is so weird!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:10 pm
by parnassus
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:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:45 pm
by k9ruby
Hmmmm.....sounds like a good idea to me, *tries not to stick pen in teachers eyes*

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:42 pm
by parnassus
She can't help this. She is only following the exam board's rules.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:16 pm
by k9ruby
true very true. *ejects pens from english teachers eyes and sticks them at the exam board*

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:05 pm
by chocolatefudgecake
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.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:53 pm
by tears_on_a_pillow
I didnt handwrite any of my gcsse course work :oops: I paid a friend to handwrite it for me :oops:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:46 pm
by chocolatefudgecake
And they didn't notice? cool.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:19 am
by pinkparrot
Way cool!

lol

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:17 pm
by k9ruby
FORGERY? :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:44 pm
by parnassus
Genius.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:45 pm
by parnassus
Erm...not that I'm endorsing forgery, of course.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:31 am
by carrie
Ididnt have to have it handwritten at all my english teacher wrote a note to the examiners and explained!!!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:53 am
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
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.