Doesn't it just make you want to say, "Nice try..."?
I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to be tough like Rachel -- I'd have to squeak in a few extra points! ;-)
I don't think there is much room for manoeuvre in the marking scheme these days is there?
That brought back memories. When I was sitting University Entrance, one exam was so unexpectedly easy that I wrote a note saying "Dear Examiner, Happy Christmas" (our exams were in November).The school told me I'd lose marks, but I don't think that happened, from the results. Ninety done is very impressive.
And were you extra nice in your marking? I suspect I might have been, a little charm goes a long way.
What... no money attached with a paper clip??
My favourite is, in response to, 'do you think these poems are depressing?' ... 'you bet. You should have sat in Room 4 with Mrs Jones listening to her banging on about Wordsworth for hours. You'd have been depressed, too.'
Anyway, what are you marking? I have 450 GCSE English Literature scripts sitting on my living room floor. But I still have to do all the standardisation thing first.
You're certainly on the final stretch now. Hope the cold's gone now.
Nice try, and joined-up writing too!
Yeah, but was the essay any good?
I'm in the "awwww, sweet" camp and would be kind but perhaps when you have seen sub-standard efforts prefaced with pleas for kindness your heart becaomes hardened??Lesley x
The sentiment was lovely. At least you know someone cares!
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