The next class was filling in the room after the final on Thursday, and I couldn’t help wonder why we are handwriting the final exam.
The entire semester we have been doing blogs, getting assignments and grades from UB Learns while also getting e-mails about our field trips. Then I ask Professor Biehl, why was our final in class being handwritten?
I know I am not the only one who does every writing assignment on their computer. It is much easier to edit, correct, and even experiment with leads and sentence structures while using Word. I used the entire class and more to finish the final and still didn’t feel comfortable with everything that I wrote.
I like to read my papers and articles about 1000 times before it is my finished piece. Probably not the best way to write with deadlines but I am a perfectionist. The first sentence I write will not be the finished one.
Please don’t take my criticism for the final as a criticism for the class as a whole (my sucking up paragraph). I felt like the blog was a great way to test new writing and ideas while the field trips added a great visual into the professional world (but sometimes a pain getting to). But the final was just a bad ending to the class’ already technical scene (although some difficulties along the way).
Even if we weren’t in a lab for the final, why couldn’t we have taken it at home? It’s not like we can cheat on an exam that is already so subjective.
Thank you for being so understanding Jodi, or maybe this is the blog I drop…