After 13 weeks of homework, assignments, tests, and other minor forms of professorial abuse, we happy few are just days away from the END. Between us and the END, of course, are exams, a particularly nasty form of abuse designed to validate a semester’s worth of effort by the student but which, through student artifice, is actually a massive test of retention skills. At this point in my personal curriculum, two classes will require a take-home exam; the point being that there is just TOO MUCH material to be regurgitated in a 3 hour window…..best this work be done over a 3 day window.
Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No.
Will I do it again next semester? Absolute-Damn-Lutely!