Proctored exam

  1. I know this sounds bad, but is there a way to find a proctor for the exam portion of an online class that's not really going to care if you treat it as an open book exam?
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  3. by   elkpark
    You're right, it sounds bad.
  4. by   cracklingkraken
    Seriously?
  5. by   OrganizedChaos
    Unless it's an open book test, no. Just no.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Rebeccared
    I know this sounds bad, but is there a way to find a proctor for the exam portion of an online class that's not really going to care if you treat it as an open book exam?
    Most community colleges have testing centers that offer proctored testing services. Perhaps you can contact your local community college and see if this is an option.
  7. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from Rebeccared
    I know this sounds bad, but is there a way to find a proctor for the exam portion of an online class that's not really going to care if you treat it as an open book exam?
    So you want someone to help you cheat...... Wrong on so many levels....
  8. by   BSNbeDONE
    It might be wise to hit the books a little harder. In my experience, proctored and non-proctored exams are timed. If you don't know the material, you won't be successful on the exam, open book or not, because you'll run out of time by having to keep thumbing through the book, or by guessing at which answer 'seems' more logical.

    My online college algebra experience was an open-book experience and the entire course was self-paced. Going in, there was an exam that had to be taken to determine which remedial level I would be placed in, leading up to the actual for-credit course.

    Fortunately, I had only one level below the actual course to complete. To my surprise, I actually knew more algebra than I thought. But believe me when I tell you that the struggle was very real! (There were some students who were so far down the chain that you'd think they never even heard of the term algebra. All of those were timed as well. I know this because we had to discuss our progress or struggles on a weekly discussion board).

    An 80% was required on EVERYTHING in order to progress to the next chapter and ultimately the next level, and pass the class. The exams and quizzes being timed was a huge motivation to learn. Failing a level would mean waiting until the next 8 weeks to begin again; whereas passing it would allow progression onward as far as possible (even through receiving actual college credit) within that one 8-week period.

    Anyway, skipping to the moral of the story, I needed to know enough about this course so that all would not be a total loss when it was time to take statistics. Lots of courses are precursors to the next one in line. If you don't grasp the material early on, you won't be successful in the end.

    Believe me, I know exactly how you feel! Away from this forum, you're still going to search for the type proctor that you really want. But you will eventually give up on that and come to the "if you can't beat'em, join'em attitude. I was here from day one and only needed the one term. After all, who wants to repeat any portion of a course he/she hates? Or risk being academically dismissed for cheating?

    Good luck to you! It'll work out...and be ok.
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from BSNbeDONE
    There were some students who were so far down the chain that you'd think they never even heard of the term algebra.
    Sounds like me. Every time I've taken placement tests, I have been placed into the lowest level possible (arithmetic or elementary algebra).

    I am thankful that nursing has room for those of us who entered the profession with very real deficits in basic skills that should have been mastered long ago.
  10. by   BSNbeDONE
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Sounds like me. Every time I've taken placement tests, I have been placed into the lowest level possible (arithmetic or elementary algebra).

    I am thankful that nursing has room for those of us who entered the profession with very real deficits in basic skills that should have been mastered long ago.
    Me too!!!! I had quite a few lucky guesses on that placement exam and it showed with every quiz afterwards! Oh how I struggled...and begged to my higher power!! Lol!!
  11. by   traumaRUs
    This is blatant cheating - and against the terms of service. Please realize that with computer forensics it is very easy to trace internet communication.

    Nursing is about ethics - if you can't manage the ethics of being a student, how do you plan to do so when the stakes are someone's life? Where do you draw the line?

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