Thursday, February 26, 2009

IELTS Appeal

I felt extremely surprised and delighted for a moment today.

Standing in front of the PC in the library, before clicking inside to see the content of email, I thought it was kind of spam email, and then I just see words like "Enquiry", "results", "improved"...then I noticed that it was from IELTS.

It was a sudden surprise to me - already 3 weeks since I made the appeal. When I first got the result report, I was a bit unsatisfied with the scores on Writing part. I thought the markers had underscored the paper. So I decided to make an appeal. I heard that the percentage of getting successful appeal is very low. But I still wanna try...I still felt the score was doubtful. And very luckily I made it! Haa!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news for you, how much was the variation beetween the old mark and the new mark? I'm about to lodge my appeal as well

Sancia Yan said...

Thanks! :))

The variation was not big in my case, up 0.5 point on writing. but this 0.5 point was great important to have up my total score 0.5 as well. Good luck to you! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh even better, I'm aiming for that 0.5 as well to get the "lucky 7" even though I got straight 8 (even one 9) in the other bands, I (but hopefully they) managed to give me 6.5 in W, I really don't get this exam, but thank you for the info, it gives me hopes I will let u know ;)

Sancia Yan said...

You are most welcome! And wow, you have great results on the other papers. Apparently you deserve a better result on W as well. Good news soon! ;)

Anonymous said...

Well after more than 6 weeks (grrrr) it finally came...all good, I got my lucky 7 as I wanted!!! cheers up!!!

Sancia Yan said...

WWoww, Congratulations!! Thanks for coming here again! I'm so glad to hear from you again! Well Done!! Cheers!! :D 

Anonymous said...

(ups i dunno what happened with my previous comment) anyhoo, thank you I said I was going to keep you posted...I was checking your pics (sorry but they are public ;) and I noticed you have been in Sweeden? sweet, I am originaly from Venezuela but I lived in Finland for a while, now I am in Sydney, I just graduated from SydUni

Sancia Yan said...

Ooh? There was another comment? Anyway it was okay now. ;-)

Well, yaaa, no sorry about that, thanks for viewing the pictures. I have been just been to Sweden & Norway for my graduation trip, in June. Congratulations that yo are graduated! So what have you been up to now? Are u gonna live in Sydney continually? Seeya~

Anonymous said...

Yeahhh I working and living here, hence why I sat the exam (it s for my PR)...yeah I have been in sweeden a few times never norway though....very nice place although i liked iceland the most heheh...I suppose you are in HK or something? I feel a little bit like a stalker because I was reading your blog and there is a lot of info in there hehe sorry, what do you do?

Sancia Yan said...

PR - Do you mean your current job? Btw, what is your 1st language then?

Yea, I am in HK and now am working as a Research Assistant about Hospitality Financial Management, a project based job though.

Well, nevermind and no sorry about that, as I set the info as public, I expect people including whom I dunno will see it, welcome for your visits and comments, I should thank for. ;)) Cheers~

Anonymous said...

PR means permanent resident....I have a friend in HK as well, atuclaly we met in finland ages ago and we found each other again on facebook (btw do u have? maybe it s easy to talk in there) my first language is spanish, although I speak a bit of finish (I don't remember munch now lol) and currentlu studying japanese...actually I moving to Japan in about a month to work there for 3 months...oh btw I am a lawyer (not very exacting lol)...

Sancia Yan said...

Wow, I see, what a great idea to be PR in Aussie, I've been to Brisbane & Goldcoast, really like the beach! ;)

I see, I've been learning Japanese too, though I learnt very little bit of Spanish before as well, now forget all of them... T_T Gracis! - The only word I remember, haa~ Which part of Japan are u gonna go? I like Japan very much.

Sure thing, you can search Sancia Yan on FB, there is only one. ^^ Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sancia,I just got my result as well. it's all good in every part ecept writing. I need 6 but got only 5.5. i'm thinking about appeal the mark. Can you give any advise on how to write the details of appeal in the remark form. I think it's quite important of how to appeal yourself for the remark. Thanks a lot....

Sancia Yan said...

Hi there,

Last time when I did the appeal application form, I just needed to put a tick over the papers I wanted to lodge appeal. I did not fill in any details about the appeal. Probably the format of the appeal forms we used are different?

Anyways, maybe you can just express how you felt the mark was such unfair to you that you have to make an appeal. Guess when they see your words, they will take it more serious on re-marking? Not sure though... Best of luck to your appeal! Cheers. :-)

zahra said...

Hi Sancia,

I'm glad that your IELTS appeal work out well. I know this is from a while a go. But if you could give me some advice on how to write an appeal i would really appreciate it.

The thing is I need to appeal on my IELTS speaking test, and I don't have a clue what to write there. Just asking for remark is fine ? Or is it better to provide an explanation on why I want a remark?

So, what did you asked them?


Thanks for your help in advance.
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Hi,your post has been ages ago. But I really feel y knowing that someone actually success on their appeal. I just got my result as well, and did not pass my writing part, thinking if I should appeal (but the problem, I know I didn't do well on my task 2,I didnt manage to write to the word limit).. Need some advise if I should appeal :(
Thx

Sancia Yan said...

Hi there, thanks for the comments... I think its better to provide an explanation clearly why you want an appeal for remark. You have to be clear to them that you should be deserved a higher mark than what was given to you. So they will look into the paper again and remark it more carefully.