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October 20th, 2004
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From:atreic
Date:October 20th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
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at the moment I'm going for the "mark all of everyones Q1, then mark all of Q2" approach. This also means that I'm far more likely to spot when I've made a mistake as I'll see four people disagreeing with me at once (hopefully!)
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From:mair_aw
Date:October 20th, 2004 03:13 am (UTC)
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try what our supervisor did

"I didn't read it, but you've written about the right amount, and you've given the algorithm the right name, so have a tick"
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From:bluap
Date:October 20th, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)
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If you're short of time, you could try being cunning, and mark Q1, then Q3, then Q5 etc

Paul
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From:atreic
Date:October 20th, 2004 03:33 am (UTC)
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I'm on 11/14 now...

Although to start with I was totally confused as to what they'd all done and thought that they'd gone insane, until I realised they'd renumbered the question sheet since my day
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From:teleute
Date:October 20th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
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that's just mean. (I occasionally get the same thing when working from different versions of the text book. Of course, since i mark in calss, I then have to admit to the fact that I wasn't really paying attention and was just working off the answers I'd been given.)
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From:atreic
Date:October 20th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
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Worse is when they use a really obscure method and it doesn't work, and they want to know why... it's so lame just to say "well, don't do it that way, do it my way" but it's never obvious whether it's their algebraic error, or a serious flaw in approaching the question in the way they have done. Unless you wade through *pages* of calculation...

And even worse is the invention of brand new questions right at the end of the sheet (damn you, question 14, damn you...)
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