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    Forum Ph.D. Heinsbergrelatz's Avatar
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    just took my gcse exam today, and im so frustrated from he fact they tell you to do everything in pen. It gets 10x more annoying when you make a mistake with it.

    My question is, would you get deducted for crossing out the mistakes you made in pen? like i wrote a sentence, and the whole sentence seemed like as if i didnt know what i was talking about, and it was in PEN!!, so i crossed it out by putting multiple lines through it, instead of using white-out. Deduction suspected??


    thanks


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    When I did my GCSEs we were told to make sure we made it clear that a sentance was crossed out, and then we couldn't lose marks for it (although in English we were told we can still get marks for the work we crossed out, so I crossed out everything I wasn't sure about :P). You're being marked on content, not neatness.

    On the other hand, a lot of crossings-out might annoy the examiner, making them less likely to give you the marks for questions that are 'just about...'. So cross out anything that is deffinitely a mistake, but avoid making the mistakes to start with if possible, would be my advice.


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    When I did my GCSEs we were told to make sure we made it clear that a sentance was crossed out, and then we couldn't lose marks for it (although in English we were told we can still get marks for the work we crossed out, so I crossed out everything I wasn't sure about ). You're being marked on content, not neatness.

    On the other hand, a lot of crossings-out might annoy the examiner, making them less likely to give you the marks for questions that are 'just about...'. So cross out anything that is deffinitely a mistake, but avoid making the mistakes to start with if possible,
    thanks, it was cause of my Chinese, i made quite few mistakes and had to cross out alot of things, whereas english, simple word mistakes were crossed out..


    anyway cheers
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