As I posted yesterday, I’ve just taken an exam and failed (quite badly might I add). The course was externally hosted as part of my PhD training in my first year so it won’t look very good on my record which has me very worried. I turned the exam in yesterday but I know I’ve failed, I left half unanswered. I just don’t know what’s happened to me.

I don’t have an excuse for why I’ve performed so terribly other than the questions were harder (to me) than previous years And I’m burnt out.

How do I explain this failure to the panel?

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