Episode 7

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27th Apr 2022

S5 Ep7 Exams

If there is one thing we can agree upon, it's that nobody likes exams. If there is one thing to think about, it is what is the real purpose of an exam?

Not all exams are made equal, and not all exams test you on the same knowledge or skills. That's why we have different exam formats: multiple choice, written, oral, formative, summative, ongoing, home, open-book. In this episode, Seth, Niklas, and Clay break down some of these exam types and discuss what the real purpose of some of these exams are, and how you can better prepare yourself knowing what the exam is actually testing you on.

Resources

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/waymaker-collegesuccess/chapter/text-common-types-of-tests-in-college/  

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/academicassessment/repository/files/Matching%20Assessment%20to%20Learning%20Outcomes.pdf  

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About the Podcast

It's going to be all write
Discussions about scientific and academic writing with Niklas and Clay
Niklas and Clay want to make scientific and academic writing enjoyable. We're Academic Writing Advisors at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and we're sharing our ideas and experiences about scientific writing. Our goal is to demystify writing processes, share tips to improve writing practices, and explore our own thoughts on challenges and opportunities in the field of academic communication for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.

About your hosts

Clayton Gouin

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Clayton is a Ph.D candidate and Senior Writing Advisor at the NMBU Writing Centre

Niklas Mintorovitch

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Niklas is the NMBU Writing Centre Coordinator