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PostYourTest.com – lets you do just that


 

Recently, lots of ink is getting devoted to new site PostYourTest.com in the American college press.

The Penn State Daily Collegian is the latest paper to write about the site.

Most of the stories are focusing on the “ethical debate” surrounding the site.

I don’t see much need for a debate – if a professor doesn’t change their test, they accept the possibility that knowledge of the questions will become public knowledge.


 
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PostYourTest.com – lets you do just that

  1. At the University of Ottawa, the Law Faculty puts all the past exams at the Library. All students can consult the exams. Certain professors even put the answer-sheet to accompany the exam, though this is more rare.

  2. I agree and don’t understand what the fuss is all about.

    I went to university 15 years ago. Back then many old exams were published in bound volumes in the library. And you can bet everyone studied them before exams. Sometimes the odd question would show up and you’d get a lucky break on exams…but you’d never get an exam that was a duplicate of an old exam. Studying old exams is a good way to test your knowledge.

    I’m much more concerned with the number of students who feel they have to cheat nowadays, and why students don’t feel inspired to learn/explore/think while at university. I don’t blame students…I just wonder…what isn’t working for them? But that’s another discussion.

  3. What surprises me about all of this fuss is that professors clearly haven’t seen this as a tool to improve upon their course curriculum. If say a professor from Harvard posts a biology exam, twenty other professors can grab that exam and use questions from it for their own classes. In turn, they can upload their exams and professors from other campuses can sample their exams.
    Indirectly postyourtest.com hampers cheating entirely, because now the professors that reuse their old exams have a new option to easily sample new questions.

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