Take Home exams

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Take home exams have a few advantages but are no more or less difficult than conventional exams, just different. Be prepared.

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Take Home exams

  1. 1. Take Home Exams and how to survive them cc: the contented - https://www.flickr.com/photos/10696535@N06
  2. 2. Take home exams may lull us into a false sense of security. After all, you can do them in your pyjamas, with all your texts on hand and a pile of snacks to see you through. These are certainly advantages. cc: malloreigh - https://www.flickr.com/photos/71475737@N00
  3. 3. But do not be fooled. Time limits are strict - you will need a very good excuse indeed to get an extension of more than a few hours. Also, the standard expected of your answers is necessarily high. cc: flod - https://www.flickr.com/photos/68502457@N00
  4. 4. Usually, take home exams will require thorough familiarity with the theories and material, and an ability to apply principles quickly and accurately. cc: wohnai - https://www.flickr.com/photos/13511355@N06
  5. 5. Organise your time before the exam • make your notes clear and easily accessible • Be sure you have access to any texts you are likely to need. • create cross references to important articles or books that you may need to consult. • ensure you understand all relevant course material beforehand cc: the old one: check out photos/benryyip - https://www.flickr.com/photos/82206994@N00
  6. 6. Be prepared • Work out how much time you will allot to each section • Cancel all other commitments for that day • Stock up your home with anything you may need on the day: pre-cooked meals, snacks, clean clothes • Block your social media cc: stepnout - https://www.flickr.com/photos/44124264976@N01
  7. 7. Remember, a take home exam is neither easier nor more difficult than any other kind of exam. Just different. Prepare well and do well.

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