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comment Should I design my exams to have time-pressure or not?
It sounds great. But will room-reservations play along? Realistically, it is not possible to reserve a room for such a length of time.
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comment What are the comparative advantages of open-book versus closed-book exams?
I always give open book exams (20+ years at a large urban university), and I find it helpful to emphasize in advance that one should not expect to "find the answers" in the book during the test. I tell my students that the students who are flipping through the book a lot during the test are generally the students who are failing the test. An open book policy, instead, is meant for quickly looking up a fact or formula. Thus, study time is spent on mastering the concepts, rather than memorizing facts. Primed this way, I find that most students usually have the right attitude.
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