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March 18, 2013

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Janice

I hand out a study guide with exam (class discussion) questions and ID (class presentation) topics on day one. I tell the students these will be on the exam.

As you say, it really doesn't always make a big difference in the results although I believe it reduces anxiety in some students which is nothing to sneeze at considering how many anxious students I see during office hours!

plam

Yes. I've noticed this too in giving computer science exams. Somehow, even if you pretty much give the questions and an open-book exam, not everyone gets an A.

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