Ok so in my country (New Zealand) a short while ago NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Associasion) passed a thingy that said you were allowed to use text or email language in exams (U 2 LOL Kthnx etc.). Then I thought, Hang on. Does that mean in the past i failed maths for spelling Hypotenuse wrong? that would piss me off so much. It would even piss me off if I failed english for spelling Metaphor wrong. Personally i think people should be able to answer how ever they want but if the marker cant understand them (Or misunderstands them) then its their own fault.
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Associasion) passed a thingy that said you were allowed to use text or email language in exams
No they didn't.
http://nzqa.govt.nz/news/releases/2006/101106.htmlThe Qualifications Authority is actively discouraging candidates in NCEA exams from using abbreviations, including text-style abbreviations. Deputy Chief Executive, Qualifications, Bali Haque said there had been no change in the Authority's policy in regard to use of abbreviations in examinations.
Normally, they are not too fussy on spelling where its not the most vital thing. If the point is to convey an idea, then so long as the idea is conveyed, you can get away with some errors. That's been the policy for a very long time, and it's how it should be.