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31 January 2007 @ 02:21 pm
Bloody hellfire!  
My sister just passed her SVQ4. (That's like an HND in old money)

This was the essay I was helping her with back in November, this is the reason she had my laptop for so long that I forgot what it was like to have a laptop, this is the thing she had my flash drive for which she then left in a pocket and put through the washing machine...

This is why she's been so stressed over the last year and this is a big part of why I've been stressed over the last year.

I read it. It was, to put it bluntly, crap.

So again I say:  Bloody Hellfire!

(And I just agreed to go for dinner up at her place tonight, without even thinking about all the stuff I have to do...)
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smhwpf on January 31st, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! Yay for your sister. (And that's not something I'm inclined to say very often...) Well, at least it means that all the stress and soggy flash drives weren't for nothing.

If it was merely crap, I'm not surprised it passed. This is the equivalent of Level 2 for us, and to fail at that level an essay has to be pretty much utter crap, so especially if you've been putting in some help to iron out some of the most egregious mistakes, it would be likely to pass.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on January 31st, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
She put in a hell of a lot of research into this thing, I would say around final year dissertation level research, and I think that really came through in the essay. So even though the essay was not written all that well, and her conclusion... didn't, I think the fact that it was apparent she had put in the work helped her through.

And the fact that she sought help from qualified professionals outwith her course (those professionals being the library staff at Glasgow University... *g*) and mentioned that, was bound to help.

She done good, and she's kinda psyched about it (she almost deafened me on the phone!) so I'm really pleased for her.
draconindraconin on February 1st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
I imagine it can only help with her confidence in herself, which is of the good. She may end up relying less on your help.