Making Exams Fair

To some students, final exams rarely seem fair, but Janet Stemwedel has been discussing how she strives to make sure that the first section to sit down at the exam has the same explanations as the following groups. Of course, she writes, she tries to make her exams as clear as possible but sometimes a question comes up late in the first seating or in a subsequent exam section.

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