Monday, December 12, 2005

Feeling a bit Sick

It's 23 minutes until my one and only sitdown exam for this quarter. It's evidence, widely considered to be the hardest exam offered at the UW. Instead of the usual essay based exam format, where you can talk your way through the problem, evidence uses a multiple choice approach. Three hours, thirty questions, ten possible answers per question. That's six minutes per question, and 36 seconds per answer!

To make matters worse, I am totally unprepared. I just haven't studied nearly enough (if one can describe what I've done so far as studying). But in 180 minutes it will all be over and I can go back to my precious, precious take home finals.

UPDATE

I survived. But just barely. Because folks can reschedule finals and thus may not have taken the final yet, I won't say anything about the test except it was phenomenally hard. Multiple choice has a way of making you doubt your own sanity. Sure, I know A and C are right, but there is no "A and C" choice, only an "A, C, and D" choice... and I sure know that D is false.

I'm not sure if there was anything I could have done to resolve the situation. It was a hard test that required lots of intricate knowledge of the rules that I simply wasn't going to glean in a weekend worth of cramming. But I think I made a pretty good showing.

1 comment:

ethan said...

Hope it goes well, Dr. Kellogg. I'm feeling a little under the weather myself.