I am doing a masters currently. It has been a crazy year so far, working on the covid response all hours (policy, not front line) and working since May on a professional exam that I have just taken. This exam is really demanding and took hours of prep, solid weekends plus evenings. I am also doing a Master's and had to do an assignment during the final stages of prep for my professional exam.
I dashed it off and hoped for the best (all my other marks have been solid). I've just got the mark back and it is a fail.
In short, I haven't answered the question in full and have gone off piste doing my own calculations when it should have been an assessment of existing data. I made a number of assertions based on my professional knowledge, so not backed up by citations (they've not been marked as wrong but it is noted that there was no evidence). All in all, a sloppy piece of work.
I know that I was otherwise engaged and it was better to submit something (I was told that another exam would not really be grounds for an extension) than nothing but I feel so stupid and deflated. I think I might get chance to resubmit but just feel such an idiot.
Just venting here as I feel too ashamed to tell anyone in real life that I messed up. Added to which I don't know what the professional exam results will be as my nerves really kicked in at one stage. I need to pick myself up and move on but just feel useless academically and as though I shouldn't be on the course.
Has anyone ever failed and been allowed to resubmit?
has anyone else ever failed a masters assessment? feel shit
fatherliamdeliverance · 06/10/2020 18:39
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