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kdeevers

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Laptops for exams?
« on: May 09, 2005, 03:58:03 PM »
Just curious as to how many students use lap tops for their exams, mandatory or voluntary, and if they prefer laptop use to the old fashion pen and paper...

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 04:02:50 PM »
It's voluntary and I prefer laptop.  Most of profs prefer it actually.

JD_MSA

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 04:53:01 PM »
I prefer laptop exams because of the cut and paste capabilities. 

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 05:19:00 PM »
It's voluntary and I prefer laptop.  Most of profs prefer it actually.
Our profs grade on neatness.  I use a laptop just to get those additional points.

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 06:55:53 PM »
Voluntary for us, but I use laptop.  I'm also a fan of the cut and paste capability, plus I can type MUCH faster than I can write. (Not that quantity is necessarily better, but I'm able to finish tests that others aren't.)

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005, 03:03:16 PM »
We are not allowed to use them. Don't know why but the rumor is that it would be too easy to access your notes during a closed book exam. I would think that the professors or proctors could do spot checks to see if anyone was "cheating"...oh well....


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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005, 11:32:06 AM »
Totally recommend the laptop-- so long as you are a fast typer.
at my school a big factor on the exams is how fast you can get out what you know.
the copy and paste thing doesn't matter at my school b/c we have to use a software program that disables our hard drive.

heads up to mac users- the software my school uses is not compatible for mac's so they make you use computer lab computers

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2005, 12:41:28 PM »
We can do both and I would prefer to do the exam on laptop, but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. I have this fear of something going wrong during the exam and losing everything in the middle of it.

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 03:40:48 PM »
We just got the option, but buying a laptop for just one more year of school doesn't seem worth it.

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Re: Laptops for exams?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2005, 11:50:26 PM »
Is there anyone who has actually used a laptop for exams? I would love to know of any experiences out there especially of any problems encountered and what solutions (if any) were found. I was on CALBar.org and found out you have to bring your own printer to the CA Bar exam as well as your laptop if not writing by hand is what you want to do. Good grief- the odds that something might go wrong!
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