I haven’t been blogging much lately because I have been SWAMPED with end-of-term work, and impending finals! (Dun – dun – dun!!!) However, I’ve noticed more and more that, for the majority of my classes, the “final” is a major paper, big painting or drawing (for art courses), or some other major project. In fact, I only have one actual sit-down exam this semester, and that is for an algebra course. For my other classes, I need to write a final paper, put together a portfolio (art), or answer a series of short answer prompts online. I have to say, even though I am super stressed put with all this work, it is SO much more convenient than having to come to campus again and sit through a tedious hand-written exam. Instead, I just drop off my final work or submit it online! A total time-saver!
So, how do you like your finals? Big projects or good, old-fashioned exams?