Actually this holds truth. One of my uni courses, around 40% failed an in-class exam and someone did a poll online and cc all the students to vote. Alot of students were angry cause majority of the questions weren't taught in class and was never mentioned. We protested and threatened to go to the ombudsman (external government complaints) and instead of convenor making a new test, he passed everyone.
@hasher2288, This happened to a final chemistry exam of mine senior year of Uni which basically determined whether or not you got your degree. Format of the final exam hadn’t changed in 8+ years (problems were always switched), professor didn’t release practice exams either and when asked about it, were told to study previous years and semester’s exams. Studied every day 4-8hrs for two weeks leading up to exam, attended bonus lectures, etc. When exam rolled around it was completely different, some material like the reagent/reaction list which used to comprise 50% of other exams wasn’t even tested on, and around 70% of it being synthesis problems vs 10-20% in previous years. Class average for exam was 42% and I got a 68% but luckily my 97% grade in the class cushioned the blow and I got my degree, but soooo many people got screwed by it and couldn’t graduate
*teacher holds up card that says all the tests are open book*
*Yugi is sent to the shadow realm*
@AproperChuff, if they have open book tests, why do they expect half the class to not pass?
@TheStarHawk, because lazy
@TheStarHawk, because the material is difficult to understand without being present in class to be taught it. Many students hear "open book tests" and "optional attendance" and think of it as a free pass to not ever go to class until the final comes around they open their book for the first time and dont understand anything
@TheStarHawk, so a guy I worked with in college was explaining that one of his classes in chemistry had convinced the prof to do an open book test, the prof replied effectively "are you sure?" And he basically said most people couldnt answer a single question on there even with the open book
@Master Panda, I've had a few professors say they take attendance not for a grade but for when you come to their office to ask to boost your final grade to see if you even went to the class a lot
The military lives by this rule, if your Soldier fails it’s the leadership’s fault, they are their to make sure you don’t fail...