SEC340 Final Exam Study Guide
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1. The final exam is open book, open notes. The maximum time you can spend in the exam is 3 hours, 30 minutes. If you have not clicked the Submit for Grade button by then, you will be exited from the exam automatically. In the final exam environment, the Windows clipboard is disabled, so you still will not be able to copy exam questions or answers to or from other applications. 2. You should click the Save Answers button in the exam frequently. This helps prevent connection timeouts that might occur with certain Internet service providers, and also minimizes lost answers in the event of connection problems. If your Internet connection does break, when you reconnect you will normally be able to get back into your Final Exam without any trouble. Remember, though, that the exam timer continues to run while students are disconnected, so students should try to log in again as quickly as possible. The Help Desk cannot grant any student additional time on the exam. 3. See Syllabus "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. 4. Reminders:
You will only be able to enter your online Final Exam one time. •
Click the Save Answers button often.
If you lose your Internet connection during your Final Exam, log in again and try to access your Final Exam. If you are unable to enter the Final Exam, contact first the help desk and then your instructor. •
You will always be able to see the time remaining in the Final Exam at the top right of the page
5. Assessments with Multiple Pages:
Make sure to click the Save Answers button before advancing to the next page (we also suggest clicking on Save Answers while you are working). •
Complete all of the pages before submitting your Final Exam for instructor review. •
Do NOT use your browser's Back and Forward buttons during the Final Exam. •
Please use the provided links for navigation.
6. Submitting Your Final Exam:
When you are finished with the Final Exam, click on the Submit for Grade button •
Please note: Once you click the Submit for Grade button, you will NOT be able to edit or change any of your answers
7. Exam Questions
There are 15 randomly selected multiple-choice questions each worth five points, for a total of 75 points. •
There are six randomly selected essay questions each worth 20 points, for a total of 120 points. •
There are five randomly selected short answer questions each worth 11 points, for a total of 55 points. •
The Final Exam covers all course TCOs and Weeks 1-7
The Final Exam consists of four pages, which can be completed in any order. •
This means that not everyone will have the same questions. Even if you do have some of the same questions, they may not be in the same order. These questions are distributed among the TCOs. The entire exam is worth 250 points. •
On the essay questions, your answers should be succinct, should fully address each part of the question, and should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in a concise but complete manner. Most essay questions require answers that are a couple of paragraphs (not a couple of sentences) that directly speak to each part of the question. Some students opt to work on the essay questions first, due to their higher point value and the length of time needed to adequately address each question. But this is entirely your choice. •
Remember always to use proper citation when quoting other sources! This means that ANY borrowed material (even a short phrase) is being placed in quotation marks with the source (URL, author/date/page #) immediately following the end of the passage. Changing a few words in a passage does NOT constitute putting it in your own words, and proper citation is still required. Borrowed material should NOT dominate a student’s work, but should only be used sparingly to support your own thoughts, ideas, and examples. Heavy usage of borrowed material (even if properly cited) can...
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