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- March 22, 2023 at 8:37 pm #681670taimoor2Participant
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I got my results a few hours ago and it says I got a B.
I want to know what I did wrong and how I could have done better. Will I receive feedback from OBU? If yes, when?
If I have to pay some fee, I would be glad to do so.March 22, 2023 at 10:03 pm #681671GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
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Students who have passed do not get feedback and Brookes does not offer any reviews.
I am a former marker myself and know how the system works. The ‘problem’ with academic work is that there is some variation in marking, but you cannot dispute a grade because there is a fundamental rule at just about every University that you cannot appeal against ‘academic judgment’.
So you got a B and that is that (so unfortunate if you think it should be an A). All I can say is that even with my extensive marking experience (I still mark some Masters work and dissertations) I can never predict a student’s grade. I can normally assess whether it should pass or not, but after that it is in the lap of the gods! Each session I have seen students who should have got at least a B if not an A, end up with a C grade and conversely I am equally shocked when a student whose work IMO was barely worth a B, tells me they got an A -such is the variation.
I think part of the problem is that some markers just cannot be bothered to spend time in accurately grading work beyond establishing whether it should pass or not (so just give it a C or Fail), though some markers may assess it being an above average pass and give it a B. I know that there are some markers who rarely, if ever, award an A grade, a few however are more generous and will give As and Bs more frequently.
So there you are -it is probably not that you did anything wrong just in the marker’s opinion it was definitely above average but they couldn’t be bothered going through the assessment criteria and take the time to establish whether it was worth more than a B. Sorry!
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