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#1 berde

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 12:07 PM

If your professor announces that your next exam will be open-book (meaning, unlike in normal circumstances, you will be allowed to open your books / notes / math formulas / etc. while you take the exam), do you look at it as an extra challenge?

(Because if your professor were sadistic enough, open-book exams mean the same as saying "I'll give you an exam so hard that you won't get a passing grade... even if you've got your books open." <_< )

#2 howard_the_duck

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:13 PM

OK to sa subjects that need calculation. kung hindi, what's the point?

#3 baratobama

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:30 PM

Extra challenge! Though I'd keep the book just in case I need it. OP, nice avatar. :P

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:44 PM

Should be a challenge. Open-book exams simulate the situations professionals face every day, when they use resources to solve problems but they tend to be useless in introductory subjects in which facts / skills must be learned or thoroughly mastered if students are expected to progress to complicated concepts in advanced subjects. Students who are lacking basic knowledge may waste too much of their time consulting their references rather than writing/answering. They seem to reduce stress though. :)

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:22 PM

these kinds of exams are effective IF there are a lot of concepts to be memorized and you simply what to make the student pick one. :lol:

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:20 PM

usually these exams are super challenging and its not really an advantage to have the open book

#7 jermitano

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:01 AM

usually happens on psychology exams...

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:40 AM

im still studying pero mas ok lalo na pag open book or open notes :D

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:12 PM

sa engineering matakot ka pag open book ibig sabihin sobra hirap ng exam. Baka wala ka rin mapala sa mga libro mo.hehe

#10 azayco

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:50 PM

Open book exams mean that you have to either:

1. study very hard because you will most likely not find the answers in your book; or

2. improve your searching skills ala Google.

#11 shrike

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:15 PM

what's the fuss, open book or not, still the same exam. <_<

if you know the subject matter very well, no amount of effort from your prof can bar you from achieving high grades.

focus. :thumbsupsmiley:

#12 RockmanZero

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:50 PM

eh wala naman sa libro ang sagot... formula lang nakalagay :/

Edited by RockmanZero, 10 November 2008 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:33 PM

...yeah ok 'to sa mga calculations. i've had and sabi ng prof ko pag hindi pa kami nakapasa "ewan" na lang daw nya sa amin. i don't know..but i passed

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

...yeah ok 'to sa mga calculations. i've had and sabi ng prof ko pag hindi pa kami nakapasa "ewan" na lang daw nya sa amin. i don't know..but i passed



most profs eh sasabihin "kaya nyo yan" o "bahala kau jan". Di m alam kung matutuwa ka na open-book o hindi. Kasi nakakapangliit pag open book na tapos bumagsak ka pa <_<

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:57 PM

most profs eh sasabihin "kaya nyo yan" o "bahala kau jan". Di m alam kung matutuwa ka na open-book o hindi. Kasi nakakapangliit pag open book na tapos bumagsak ka pa <_<


EXACTLY. Kaya its your discretion...good luck

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

tapos essay nman ung exam di ba hehe- open book pa hehe

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:35 PM

Used to have open book exams in chem lab course back in college. Prof was an American Jesuit priest, really learned a lot from him.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

In my quantum physics(FINALS), open everything as long as you can write it on paper, you can bring it on the examination room. Anyway, I had written the whole ppt but it was useless. The exam was so difficult.

The same goes with my Electrical Engineering subjects. The examples in the book is way too easy compared to what is given in the long exams. Magtataka ka nalang sa results kasi wala manlang naka singkwenta porsyento sa klase niyo.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

ok ang open book exams lalo na kapag proving ang examination dahil nasa libro yung mga theorems, corollaries, postulates, etc.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:50 PM

Open book dahil wala sa book ang answer, applications.




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