Skidmore College Department of Classics
Preparing For and Taking Exams
Most Classics courses use
continuous assessment: quizzes, essays and research papers on a large
scale. Nevertheless, the midterm and the three-hour final exam are still
the most significant method of assessing students' performances. Although
the examination room can be stressful, the ability to work under pressure
and to summarize knowledge and ideas is essential to most occupations.
Examinations test all students
equally under strictly regulated conditions - Skidmore College's Honor
Code, summarized as "While taking this examination, I have not witnessed
any wrongdoing, nor have I personally violated any conditions of the Skidmore
College Honor Code."
Examinations test students'
understanding of key areas of the course at the midpoint and at the end
as a whole and are intentionally comprehensive in scope.
Examinations protect and exemplify academic standards.
|ŠAugust 2000 Skidmore College Department of Classics|
|Created and Maintained by Alexander Carballo '01|
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