"During the exam, you cannot use your notes, PowerPoints, textbook or teaching tools. It is OK to use a financial calculator, but all other helps are not allowed. You are allowed to use a full 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper written on one side which you will hand in with the exam."
Does this sound like I can have a piece of paper to write notes on one side during the test to anyone else? Well, that's how I had interpreted it. Then,night before last, right before I went to bed, I read this:
"The exam will be closed to all class materials (i.e., book, notes, Teaching Tools, and PowerPoints). I do allow one 8.5" x 11" page of notes, printed one side, which you will hand in with the exam."
What?! Now, that's a completely different story, don't you think? Had I known this was what the first quote had said, I would have been working on that one page WAY back at the beginning of the class.
Well, I called BYU first thing yesterday morning to clarify and sure enough, I get to take a page of notes in with me.
The thing that freaks me out about this class is that there have been no quizzes, no midterms, just an enormous project that was more than daunting. I have no idea what a test will look like. I'm anticipating a bunch of case studies that I have to respond to. Somehow from that one piece of paper, I'm going to come up with the answers for "Jim and Barbara" who have overextended their credit and "Steve and Mindy" who want to use some of their money for investments, and I'm supposed to tell them if I think they're ready for that step and what the future value of their investments'll be.
I only have one thing to say on this topic.....
So, I have taken, so far, hundreds of pages of notes--I'm not kidding--and consolidated them down to a page. I have about 50 pages left still and no paper left to fit them onto, but I WILL do this, I'm determined.
As of this afternoon, it'll all be over. Oh, no, wait....I have four hours to take this test in, so as of tonight, it'll be all over. Wish me luck. Pray for me, okay? I have no clue what I'm walking into.