Exams over, back to mapping

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  1. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    All those weeks of revising and doing no mapping are over...wait, I've got that the wrong way round...

    I tried to avoid posting on forums during 'study leave' to hopefully make it look like I was revising, I return to see the announcements have been taken over by robots :bored:
    Well, expect more never-to-be-finished maps being released by me soon :)

    Oh also, why stil no whales :crying:
     
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  2. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Hm, i kinda feel that way...

    I should probably have never entered the contest because of its timing on the last semester of university, but i had been waiting for a ctf contest for well over a year and jumped right in. It was the only contest i really ever wanted to do.

    I say that because my marks were 2:1 across the board but according to a friend who worked out my unit and credit count i'm heading for a 2:2. It's not confirmed (and i'm not sure how a "2:2" and "3" project brings down a high 2:1 average) but i'm gonna feel pretty stupid considering my map didn't even pass prelims.

    Such is life...
     
  3. Karnage

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    I've still got 2 more exams D:
     
  4. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    Erm...I didn't understand a word of that xD I've only just finished high school, probably should've mentioned that it was my GCSE's I've just finished.

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    Good luck
     
  5. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    heh. A lot of us are in the same boat as you.

    Over the summer I hope to finish Amargosa then we'll see what next year brings. I'm hoping for 5 As in my highers, so I might have to work more map less. If it means being less productive and getting a definite chance of getting into university then I'll be happy! (When in reality, I need 3 B's one of which is maths to get into the course I want)
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I think it was more that he doesn't understand the marking system.

    University grades are marked as:
    First-Class Honours (1st) 70+
    Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) 60-69
    Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) 50-59
    Third-Class Honours (Third or 3rd) 40-49
    Ordinary degree (Pass)
    Fail (no degree is awarded)

    I had a 62 mean average for my projects, which is a 2:1. But apparently our course has a "unique" marking scheme so i cannot be sure of these results. A friend who is apparently "in the know" about these technicalities states that i have achieved a 2:2.

    I believe it's because of how the semesters are weighted regardless of a units "total marks" (layman's term). IE my course ran for 3 years, the first year was for "practice" so only the second and third year's projects are counted towards my degree. My second year must be weighted less, bringing my average down, regardless of the raw unit marks.

    edit: But enough about my failure at life, i hope everything goes well for you guys!! And enjoy your summer, this will be my last one before full time employment so i need to make sure i do for sure :p
     
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  7. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    yeah, my brother is in uni doing prod design and engineering so I kinda hear phrases like "2:1" and "credits" thrown about. Never really looked into it though :p
     
  8. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Wait, whut? Exams? Oh, you mean that thing back in May where I looked over some papers before I wrote some random bullcrap in English and took the summer off.

    OR: Why people still live in Norway.
     
  9. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    You have to go back to school in August already (if you're not done already with school? :p)!

    :D