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I think it's a great idea. The point is to drive learning, not trickiness. If they've mastered the typical problem set (including the workings), that's fine. You can't know how to work 50 tests without having learned the topic. I would try to avoid tests that are all or nothing (single question). And avoid infrequent exams. I.e. biweekly is better than &...


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It depends on your goals for the examination. Typically the goal is to assess students' understanding, or measure them in some similar way. Will having some prompts on your exam that are identical to prompts some students have answered before throw off the accuracy of this measurement? I don't think so. Especially since there's a positive correlation between ...


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