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Unfair marks

Discussion in 'Managing Emotions' started by wisewoman, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Iris

    Iris RM

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    You are graded? The mentors aren't told that though, some do some grade on stage you're at.
    I was talking to another stude recently who said her last mentor told her when she did a grading with a uni tutor she found out she'd been undermarking quite a bit. I imagine other overmark and I also imagine another tutor would have told the same mentor she was overmarking. It is so subjective it's unfair in many ways.
     
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  2. wisewoman

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    well i have my final marks....just over a pass which makes me feel like all my hard work was not worth it.....however...im accepting it and just glad that i havent failed completely...im ensuring that my next placement my mentor knows how they are suppose to mark me and that i ensure i get a fair grade....this is the only problem ive had with my mentors....ive been very lucky.... :( lesson learned...be prepared and dont build ur hopes up x
     
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    Our clinical placement accounts for 50% of a module mark!! We have had loads of incidents where students have been marked differently. It is a shame that a whole module mark can rest on the subjectiveness of your relationship with one midwife. If you get 80% for your assignment then have a low marking mentor who gives you 40% your grade goes straight down from an A* to a low B. This can make a significant difference when it comes to your degree classification.
     
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  4. Rebel Duck

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    Wisewoman, I really wouldn't be so hard on yourself about getting 5-6's, especially as it is your first year, book, and placement assessment.

    As part of your final interview have you discussed with your mentor why she is marking you at that level and will she be marking your next book for the term?

    The idea of these books are to link theory and practice by demonstrating on each profiency the knowledge that underpins your actions and some will expect references to be cited as well. You have only worked with her for two weeks so she may well be grading you for the level you are at as a 1st year student as well as a novice for the time that she has known you and if she is grading you again for your next placement, she may have marked you at 6 but next time she may be looking to see improvements and mark you at 9.

    I know it's confusing and disheartening at times, especially when you are trying really hard and coping with information overload and different shifts but you need to use it as a tool for you to recognise your achievements as well as accepting room for improvement.

    Give yourself some credit, you are doing really well! :)
     
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