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58 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 August 2007 09:13PM

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Comment author: gjayb 16 June 2011 08:24:55PM 3 points [-]

Out of curiosity: do you mean that you give students credit for professing that they will find out? Or do you have them take the problems home sometime later, look things up, do the work, and then give them half the points back? Because I have seen the latter work very well, while I would see the former as once again asking students to put down what their teachers want to hear.

Comment author: johnlawrenceaspden 27 August 2012 02:45:12PM 2 points [-]

That's a wonderful idea. Timed exams but you can get (tiny amounts) of extra credit for handing in the answers later in the day having asked your friends.

Screws it up as an intelligence test (which may be the real point of formal exams), but would do wonders for learning if you did it on regular informal tests.