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So basically, I had a few friends use pencil for multiple choice questions when it said NOT to use pencil. (I used pen all the way of course)

Would they still get the marks? Or would all their answers be invalid?
 

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I'm sure they'll get the marks. It'd be a bit harsh if they got none just for that.
 

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Umm the computer wouldnt be able to see the responses therefore no answers would be rewarded :/
 
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It depends on the type of pencil - like how dark it was. If it is dark then it will be picked up, they say no pencil as they don't want you to miss out on marks because the computer didn't pick up your answers.
 

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They're not that harsh to allow 0 marks for not using pens for the multiple choice. It's highly likely that your supervisors would/should have noticed this and they would have corrected the mistakes themselves (eg. using pens to go over the circled answers).
 

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They're not that harsh to allow 0 marks for not using pens for the multiple choice. It's highly likely that your supervisors would/should have noticed this and they would have corrected the mistakes themselves (eg. using pens to go over the circled answers).
If the computer does not detect it, then someone from the bos would pick it up through seeing person x got zero, or it would somehow let a notification out.
The computer would still read it as probably 5% or more of the state would have used pencil. A friend of mine was forced to, he brought two pens which both stopped working through English and was forced to use pencil after he told one of the supervisors and they said too bad.
 
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so basically, i had a few friends use pencil for multiple choice questions when it said not to use pencil. (i used pen all the way of course)

would they still get the marks? Or would all their answers be invalid?
oh shtttttttttt i did that !
 

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So basically, I had a few friends use pencil for multiple choice questions when it said NOT to use pencil. (I used pen all the way of course)

Would they still get the marks? Or would all their answers be invalid?
Shouldnt be an issue, I'm pretty sure that the computer is able to identify pencil. Even if it doesnt they will probably pick up on it and mark it manually - they arent going to fail you for using pencil (many people probably made this same error). Look, if worst comes to worst and it is an issue (which is extremely unlikely), its the SC - who cares.
 

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Shouldnt be an issue, I'm pretty sure that the computer is able to identify pencil. Even if it doesnt they will probably pick up on it and mark it manually - they arent going to fail you for using pencil (many people probably made this same error). Look, if worst comes to worst and it is an issue (which is extremely unlikely), its the SC - who cares.
What happens if i went over some of the answers with pen ?
I kind of did some in pencil some in pen, i feel like a douche.
 

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If the computer does not detect it, then someone from the bos would pick it up through seeing person x got zero, or it would somehow let a notification out.
The computer would still read it as probably 5% or more of the state would have used pencil. A friend of mine was forced to, he brought two pens which both stopped working through English and was forced to use pencil after he told one of the supervisors and they said too bad.
The computer will actually identify questions it can't read and the clerical staff will then have to go over the answer manually to make sure that the computer can read it. (This is the same thing that happens when markers' sheets are going through the computer and it can't read a markers' writing - the clerical staff fix it.)
 

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i think maybe the computer will read pencil, if its the right type
if not, there will be a marker there to check answers that can't be detected
the instruction not to use pencil is probably an attempt to ween you guys off the pencil so that by the time you get to hsc you only use black or blue pen

They're not that harsh to allow 0 marks for not using pens for the multiple choice. It's highly likely that your supervisors would/should have noticed this and they would have corrected the mistakes themselves (eg. using pens to go over the circled answers).
supervisors shouldn't be and aren't in charge of how you follow the instructions when answering your exam questions; you read the instructions wrong and fuck up your exam, it's your fault
 

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at my school, i'm pretty sure the supervisors went through and made sure they were pen, and if they weren't, they coloured them in, i am led to believe.
 

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it will be read. like someone said, they just don't want you to miss out on marks. If you go over really lightly in like a 2h pencil, then it might not be read as opposed to a black pen. My friend used pencil in her sc and it seems as though it went through (she got 88) but she used a normal pencil, which comes out quite dark.
 

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