chapter  A
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How to Pass an Exam

WithMartin Theus, Simon Urbanek

Exam testing is a common means to assess students’ knowledge and skills. Not only do different educational systems have different ways to hold and grade exams, standards change over time as well. With few students to test, oral exams are clearly the least intricate and least time consuming way to grade and rank students. With hundreds of students in a course — unknown in the U.S., but quite common in Western Europe during early semesters — written exams are the only solution.