« on: January 15, 2006, 12:07:58 PM »
One exam is like real life. You rarely have someone who will give you chance after chance to see if you're doing OK. You don't get to send your appeal brief to the judge 3 times with larger and larger portions and with interim weighted decisions. If you file a bad motion, you lose, no percentage weight is applied.
If there were 3 exams in a semester, I would spend most of the semester reviewing rather than forging ahead. I'm a night student, the day students at my school get midterm in their first semester. I would have hated to have to prepare for that while still trying to learn the law in somewhat of a continuous fashion. I would actually advocate a single exam for 2 semester courses, without it, there is this false break in continuity that is not good for anyone. The only bonus is knowing your grade and the fact is, the grade will probably be the same regardless of when the test is given.
Now the fact that one can get sick is valid, I would argue for more flexibility in rescheduling exams rather than more exams.