More Problems on Tests? : LUSENET : UR General Chemistry : One Thread

Could we possibly have more questions on the next midterm and final? When asked why ten points were deducted for a careless mistake or small gap in knowledge, we are met with the response that there was so little involved in the question, that was the only option. I don't want to speak for the majority of the class, but I would definitely benefit from more questions on the test, thus decreasing the severity of minor mistakes. I am aware it takes some students the entire test period to do the five problems, but I'm sure a lot of the time is devoted to checking and rechecking answers. Adding another question or two shouldn't hinder anyone's ability to finish the test in a timely fashion. I'd like to hear people have to say.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000


Even though I agree that the exam was graded harshly and having more questions on exams would help the average by lowering the random error, however, I completely disagree with the statement that there is always more than enough time to finish the problems. It's true when you are rather prepared very well or the test is almost equavalent to what you studied, it takes no more than 45-50 minutes, however I think that is not always the case. In addition it's about even when I think the number of times I finished early to the times when I was among the last to submit the exam. So I disagree for having more questions but in fact support questions with additional parts as they contribute in lowering the error especially when the grading is strict.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000

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