Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Another tertiary cockup

Regular readers may recall that last year I enrolled for a tertiary paper but had to withdraw from that paper because I couldn't get the books as they didn't order enough. The school concerned refused to give me my fees back, so with the assistance of the student's association, I had to write to the Vice Chancellor to get a refund.

As it happens, the paper is a core paper for my degree so I had to sit it this year. The exam was today. The paper coordinator was kind enough to e-mail the 2008 exam paper to us to select and study the questions beforehand.

When I got to the exam I got a shock. They gave us the 2008 exam paper, alright - but it had the 2007 questions on it. It was an honest mistake, and probably very embarrassing for the paper co-ordinator, but one that really should not have happened.

So much for relieving stress levels. Although at least one of the questions were the same, all but one of the questions I had studied for were not, and I spent most of the first quarter of the exam trying to work out whether I should answer the 2007 questions or the 2008 questions I was sent and had prepared for.

What would you have done?


Blogger Murray said...

Clock tower, bucket of chicken and a ballista.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

June 11, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

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