Spoonmanners wrote:Verity wrote:superflush wrote:pcvmeli wrote:So if that book only semi prepares you for the type of exam that the profs give, is there a better one out there?
A book that prepared you for each specific exam would have to include very specified information for each professor.
To my knowledge, no such book exists.
So, specifically, how do the expected exam formats of some professors differ from what is laid down as Gospel in GTM? Which professors like/dislike the GTM approach?
I think about a quarter of my exams have had a fairly restrictive word limit, which is the opposite of the GTM approach. Another percent has short answer/multiple choice, which obviously doesn't apply. Of the percent remaining, you need to both know the material and give them what they want. I can't describe it, but some teachers have just not bought the GTM/LEEWS approach, and it's probably because it's adding a bunch of garbage to muddy every issue. (On a side note, I'm going to try to respond to what is labeled as a motion, but is in reality a very long brief. The author of the brief is a fan of the GTM approach).
It's hard to say which professor will like what type of answer beforehand. I think that's why the 3.7 GPA, which means you average slightly better than average in all your classes, is somewhere around the top 5% of your class. I've done statistically better where a teacher gives you a sample answer, but very few do that.
Is this credited? What's the curve like at IU-B? So, average is like a B+?