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For subjects like history, philosophy, the solution is obvious.
it involves drawing diagrams and solving equations and generally maths questions. It would be hard to do so online???
Still think it's so stupid tbh but not much we can do about it.
Anyone else have concerns regarding internet reliability for an online exam. I live in a very rural area and my Internet speed is awful. I'm concerned I may not be able to get online the day of my exam. The response I had feom my university wasn't very helpful and ive been struggling with online classes so really concerned abouty exams especially as a 3rd year student
If you're able to provide evidence of your poor internet you may be able to claim for Extenuating Circumstances (or whatever your Uni's name for that policy is called). But you'd have to have some concrete details of the assessment before doing so
my uni has emailed and said they will be using replacement “assessments” but i am unsure if they will be doing online exams or essay style assignments?
The other half was much worse, it was an analytical problem but you had to solve it on paper and write your answer and explain how you got those numbers. It made no sense whatsoever. She sent out the mark scheme an hour later and she expected a lot from us, how are you even supposed to type up all those equations and calculations in the small amount of time she gave us. Our Senior Tutor requested her to extend the length of the test but she refused to do so and having spoken to students afterwards, at least half of the cohort didn't manage to finish it.
Usually our midterms try to gauge our full understanding of all the topics through multiple choice, an essay and the analytical problem, but this really didn't. It's annoying that she chose to put only topics from the last two weeks when lockdown started and we weren't in uni.
I'm majorly struggling with coping with the online exams now and I feel like they're all going to bring my average down.