A million years ago when I was at school doing French dictees, the teacher would read out the punctuation. Would it be possible to do that, too? I don't feel like docking points off my score because I put a full stop rather than an exclamation mark!
Dictation exercise A2
Be kind to yourself. No-one knows how you mark yourself or what your final score is. I never mark myself down for getting the exclamation marks wrong. And I certainly never feel guilty about it! It is not meant to be a strict dictation like in a school exam, and if they read out the punctuation it would certainly disrupt the flow of the passage or the conversation.
Since it's you grading yourself, why not be a bit more lenient when it comes to punctuation?
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