Take Home vs In Class Exam

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mrpeanutbutter
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Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby mrpeanutbutter » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:41 am

How do you all approach these ? Are there any meaningful differences?

cavalier1138
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Re: Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:54 pm

It really depends on the teacher, but take-home exams tend to be longer. So the most meaningful difference (generally) is that you have more time to write well and edit your work.

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Re: Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby mrpeanutbutter » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:02 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on the teacher, but take-home exams tend to be longer. So the most meaningful difference (generally) is that you have more time to write well and edit your work.


And in terms of studying, would you basically study the same way for both?

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Re: Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:09 pm

mrpeanutbutter wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:It really depends on the teacher, but take-home exams tend to be longer. So the most meaningful difference (generally) is that you have more time to write well and edit your work.


And in terms of studying, would you basically study the same way for both?


Yes. If your exam has a weird format, the professor will probably let you know when you're closer to taking it. If your professor is a sadist and doesn't let you use notes or books during the exam, that might change your studying methods a bit, but that's the only thing I can think of that should really have an effect.

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Re: Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby jflaw » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:20 pm

For a take home you can use notes on your computer so you can have a messier outline and just control+F that shit. Also you have a little bit more time typically so you don’t have to memorize something like case names, since you can look them up if you need to. But generally you should be studying the same for the most part.

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Re: Take Home vs In Class Exam

Postby mcmand » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:09 pm

jflaw wrote:For a take home you can use notes on your computer so you can have a messier outline and just control+F that shit. Also you have a little bit more time typically so you don’t have to memorize something like case names, since you can look them up if you need to. But generally you should be studying the same for the most part.


Second CTRL+F. So amazing.

But it still helps to have some kind of bare-bones outline (or someone else's outline who previously took the class), because if you can't remember the word to CTRL+F, it won't do you any good. Skimming through your notes trying to remember something on the tip of your tongue is very time consuming.

Also watch out for profs who say their take-home exam won't take you the full amount of time, because the last couple of times a professor told me that they were total f'ing liars. The sheer breadth of issues to cover made it a race to the finish. (These were 8 hour exams, not 24 hour exams.)




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