bdubs wrote:Grades were just released at Northwestern. Pleasantly surprised, although my lowest grade was one that I thought I did best in. Guess what everyone says is true.
I must be the only person who correctly pegged their relative performances on tests. Not sure whether this is a good thing or not yet.
I will say that after having 3 open-note tests, if you have no time pressure, there's no actual curve, which just turns the entire exercise into a crapshoot. Open-note tests with enough time pressure ideally should end with you not referring to your notes often anyway - although I haven't taken a closed-note test, I can imagine that they'd be nerve-wracking as fuck.
I believe our tests this semester are 2 open book and one limited open-book (we can only bring in 10 pages of notes), so my theory could be blown to bits after spring finals. We'll see, I guess.