Expect college exams to be different from high school tests. College exams can cover material from your readings, discussions, homework, quizzes, lectures, and any other supplemental material the professor assigns. The format of exams will vary. Tests and exams can be short answer, multiple choice, essay or final paper, or a presentation. Depending on the discipline and the instructor's preference, exams may be comprehensive or limited coverage, open book or closed. During the first class when the instructor is explaining the syllabus, make sure to note the type and format of the exams. If you ask questions, you will know what the instructor expects of you, and that information can help you better prepare for your exams.
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