I sincerely hope not, or I am screwed!
Well, I got the marks back on my first satire essay - 62%, which is just about in the zone, but I am crabby with myself, because the things I slipped up on is the fact I proofread on screen, rather than print it out and read it out loud/check it manually. Plus there was a couple awkward turns of phrasing. Anyway, it is a 2:1 score, will strive to do better next time.
Will attempt to finish things off over the next couple of days and yes, PROOFREAD offscreen, godsdamnit!
I have done some substantial editing and have just pulled the intro/ch1/ch2/ch3/conclusion together. I do know something - after yesterday's minor tank, I am a) absolutely petrified of f***ing up and b) fear that I have ruthlessly edited beyond hope. The only thing I can so is print off the lot and reread manually. I can't help think that I am wandering off topic here and when you have been with the project this long, you get word blindness.
Dejected. The only thing that keeps me going is that others are in the exact same position. I think the thing that surprised me is that so many just hope they don't get a 40% pass. I would literally die if I did, to the point that a low 2:1 gets me.
* sigh *
I am sick to death of this.