I got my first assignment for my OU course back yesterday morning. I got 65% which was my dream score. I didn't think I'd get that and would have been happy with anything over 45% (a pass). The tutor explained last week that we shouldn't worry so much about individual assignments but it's difficult. The scoring goes like this: The assignments (7 in all) give half the overall mark and the exam the other half. Also at the end all the assignment marks are added together (except the last one) and divided by 6 if this mark is higher than any of your assignments it is substituted for your lowest mark. I'm now starting work on my next assignment - "Why is Frankenstein considered a Gothic novel and Fathers and Sons and Great Expectations considered realist? Discuss in an essay of not more than 1500 words, with reference to Frankenstein and eitherFathers and Sons or Great Expectations." - The answer - I haven't got a clue - no not true I have but I don't know how to put it in this essay. (Whoops) - Hopefully I'll work it out before the end of March.