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Examinations

What is a school without examinations?  They all have it.  So, we will have to spend a session talking about exams.

There are many types of tests and different terminologies.  You can be taking an in-class test, or it could be a take-home final.  It could be a multiple choice exam or an essay type format.  In either case, we will cover it here.  First, let's learn the different terminologies associated with testing.

Examination
Mid-term
Finals
Test
Quiz
Pop-quiz
Exam
Take-home final
Research paper
Final paper
Report
Essay
Presentation
Open-book test/final

Common questions you can ask about exam format:

"How many tests did you have to take in your Math class?"
"What was the mid-term like?"
"How much percentage is the mid-term towards the final grade?"
"Do you have to write any papers in that class?"
"How many pages did you have to write for your essays?"
"Was the open-book exam hard?"
"How difficult was the take-home final?"
"Was the final exam short answer questions, or was it multiple choice?"
"Did you have any pop-quizzes in your geology class?"
"How much time did you get to write your research paper?"
"How often did you have a quiz?"
"What day did you take your final?"
"When did you take your final?"
"Are you done with your mid-terms?"
"When is finals week?"
"The syllabus for the econ class says you have six exams.  What were they like?"
"How difficult is the mid-term for psychology 101?"

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