In this difficult time I would like to begin by expressing my best wishes to everyone who is affected by this pandemic. These are unprecedented times, leaving most stressed, confused and distorted.
With that being said, I would like to bring up a topic that is of great concern to students across Concordia. Many classes that will be holding online finals consisting solely of multiple choice questions won't give students the opportunity to review their questions once they have chosen an answer, as well as not permitting students to skip questions they might not know how to answer and go back to them at a later time. Although we understand this measure has been put in place to avoid collusion between students, this goes against everything we were taught in regards to tackling an exam.
We strongly urge Concordia to allow students to properly go through the exam, as we were taught, by allowing us to be able to return to questions we might not be able to answer immediately, and review the work we have completed. This also raises the question of how much time we should be allocating to each question. Some questions require over 10 minutes to solve out, while others can be completed within 30 seconds. Without being able to see all the questions in the exam, how are we suppose to know how much time we should be allocating to each question?
Throughout this pandemic, a great level of adjustment was required not only by students, but staff alike. This period of adaptation has been stressful for many and we urge Concordia to not add more stress to our load.
Sincerely, Concordia Students