Take-home Exam Rules - Winter 2004

The following are the rules relating to the take home exam. Any questions about interpretation should be addressed to me. If the question could in any manner impair anonymity, it should be written and given to Nicole Francis in the Administrative Suite. I will respond in writing and you can obtain the response from her.

1. The exam must be picked up on Wednesday, April 28th when you turn in Part I of the exam.

2. The take home exam must be returned by noon on Thursday, April 29th to the Reception Desk in the Administrative Suite.

3. Once you have picked up the exam, you may not discuss it in any way with anyone until the exam period is over.

4. Once you have picked up the exam, there is no limit as to how much time you may spend working on it. Sleep is important. Be reasonable.

5. You may use only those materials you have used to study for the exam. This is not a research project, and you are not to consult library materials other than those you have used in preparing prior to receiving the test, nor are you to use computer research services. You may use outlines and roadmaps but you MAY NOT use a "template" that you prepare prior to the exam.

6. You may use a word processor or computer in preparing your answer. You need not use a blue book.

7. Your answer must be no longer than 4200 words. This requirement must be met with a word count, which can be done on your word processor or by hand. If you use the "by hand" method, you may count representative pages and multiply. You must fill out and submit a Declaration of Compliance with your exam and answer indicating how you comply with the rules. If you use the "by hand" method (which should only be the case if you cannot get a computer word count), you must designate the method by which you calculated your word count. I will penalize papers that exceed these requirements or that in my judgment reflect an attempt to evade the spirit of these rules. I will not grade any portion of the exam that exceeds the permitted length.

You NEED NOT worry about margins, fonts, etc. on the exam as long as it is easily readable. Do not use a font smaller than 11 point or larger than 13 point.

8. Number the pages of your answer, preferably indicating 1 of 10, 2 of 10, etc. Make sure your exam number is on all pages of your answer.

9. Any violation of the rules regarding consultation with others or with outside materials and significant deviation from the rules regarding time and length limitations will be considered honor code violations. In addition, violation of rules regarding consultation, length or lateness will lead to assessment of penalties in grading (regardless of whether honor code action is taken).

10. If any problems arise during this exam, call Nicole Francis at 235-1654. I cannot make exceptions or give extensions.