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Started by HigherEd7, December 03, 2023, 03:06:27 PM
Quote from: jerseyjay on December 04, 2023, 08:34:59 AMI am a historian and give essay exams.When I was a student, I was often allowed to bring in a sheet of notes or something, which I found useful to avoid having to memorize exact dates and focus on "the big picture". When I started teaching, I allowed students to bring their book and one sheet of notes. Over time I allowed students to bring a dictionary, because I teach a lot of foreign students. I also tend to give a sheet of say five possible questions of which I will select two to be on the exam.Over the past few years, I stopped allowing students to bring a sheet of notes for the reason noted above; students started writing (or typing) out answers, and I started seeing more and more plagiarism on a blue book exam. I eliminated the notes option. I still let students bring the text books and a dictionary.