Open-Book and Take-Home Exams

Open-Book and Take-Home Exams

Learn about open-book and take-home exams, why you should not take them lightly, and how to knock them out of the park.


Welcome to Open-Book and Take-Home Exams! Open-book and take-home exams are becoming increasingly popular these days. In this lesson, we’ll introduce you to these formats, and explain how to do your best work when you encounter them.

I. Open-Book Exams

Open-book exams are held in class, proctored, and timed. They differ from closed-book exams in only one respect. In an open-book exam, you can bring written materials with you to the exam room. Most professors won’t let you bring commercial study...