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Call Ed: The case for finals

Call Ed: The case for finals

TKC Staff

February 11, 2020

Final exams have always been used in higher education to test for overall understanding of course content. But each year the testing season raises controversy. The grades on these crucial exams have the potential to significantly sway a cumulative grade that a student has earned over the course of the ...

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Snow day woes: a call for Kirkwood to adapt finals

Lily Bartin, VoK editor

December 17, 2019

A snow day is usually a cause for universal excitement among students, but on Sunday, Dec. 15, the announcement was met with widespread anxiety. Monday’s snow day would eliminate a valuable day of review before finals week. When Tuesday, was called off as well, panic intensified. KSD announced that...

Final exam schedule 2017

Final exam schedule 2017

Jack Rintoul, opinions writer

April 12, 2017

Senior Final Exams Friday, May 5: 6 & 7 Money, May 8: 4 & 5 Tuesday, May 9: 2 & 3 Wednesday, May 10: 1 Final exams will only be given during the scheduled time. Students must receive prior approval from a grade level principal if they need to take an exam early. Underclassm...

AP test preparations

AP test preparations

Abby Geisz and Kate Hennessey

May 2, 2016

    art by Ava Hughes 1. Avoid last-minute cramming A study by Indiana University of Pennsylvania found 99 percent of their students admitted to cramming before a test or assignment. However, a study by Nate Kornell, a student completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University ...

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