Testing Center Guidelines
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Testing center rules and guidelines.
The testing center is located in Planetary Hall room 2.
Preparing to take a quiz or examination:
When entering the room:
You must also know the course and section you are enrolled in, this information can be found on your course schedule.
The monitor will assign you a seat once you are holding only
1. A pen/pencil and calculator. (specific instructions on calculator usage is on specifice course websites)
2. One sheet of blank scratch paper supplied by the center
Once at the computer
1. Sit down
2. Click on the appropriate icon, either for a chemistry or astronomy quiz/exam.
Take the quiz or exam, be aware that these are timed, the computer will end the quiz/exam after a set period of time or you may end the session if finished before the set time. Keep track of the time allotted.
No talking while taking the quiz. Cell phones should be turned off and left in your book bag.
To make calculations using the Windows calculator; a shortcut to it will be visible on the desktop. This calculator works very similarly to handheld calculators but it is advisable to become familiar with it prior to taking the quiz. It can be accessed on your own Windows based computer by:
Clicking on start button on your desktop (usually located at the bottom left portion of your screen). Then select Programs on the popup menu and then Accessories on the next one. This brings up another popup menu. Select Calculator and start learning the calculator.
Please note the following:
1. It is advisable to know how to express
numbers in scientific notation and do logs and antilogs with it in addition to
the normal functions used.
2. You can use copy and paste techniques
to move the answer from the calculator to the answer box and thus eliminate
the possibility of typing errors.
If you solve a problem and it is marked wrong but you are reasonably certain that you have worked it correctly
For a Chemistry Quiz or Exam: Please request a “Request to Review a Problem” form from the monitor and fill it out. Make sure to copy the problem exactly as it is written and include the answer. Ask the monitor to witness it and give the sheet back to the tutor. The monitor will submit it to the Chemistry department for review. There are occasionally errors on problems, but not usually.