Open book at home (time limited)

Students are given the exam paper and allowed a fixed time to deliver their answers (usually 24 hours). During that time they are permitted to use any materials and resources they have available to them to answer the questions.

Pros: Removes the specific stress associated with formal exam conditions and allows students greater resources to construct better answers. Allows module tutors to target specific areas of knowledge in greater detail – e.g. individually developed case studies.

Cons: High possibility of student collusion if questions not targeted. Does not test recall.

Workload guide

Preparation time Low Student workload Medium Marking time High


Guide to time involved in preparation, marking, and student workload:  Low Low  Medium Medium  High High

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