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Online exams cause numerous reactions

The student prepares for the exam and teaches lessons all night at the computer until dawn

campus editor

Dealing with the aftermath of the Texas winter storm, students continue preparing for their upcoming midterm exams.

NE student Maram Hammoudeh feels prepared for her midterms but thinks students may be less prepared for their exams due to the storm’s impact.

“Losing a week of school due to the blizzard has forced us to cram too much information into our study sessions,” Hammoudeh said.

Students expressed their disdain for Proctorio, an online video-proctored service.
TR student Gregory Taylor has had trouble with the service in the past.

“Having to deal with an unstable program that alerts professors students are cheating just because they happen to move or look past the screen is really inconvenient,” Taylor said.

“It’s such a waste of time when I have to redo my test because I happen to look away from my screen for a few seconds.”

Hammoudeh feels that the service is an invasion of privacy, making in-person exams more favorable.

“I feel more comfortable taking my exams in my own home because I’m not in a room packed with people, however, Proctorio makes me anxious because I feel like I am going to be accused of cheating when I’m not,” Hammoudeh said. South student Nantzui Alonso feels more comfortable taking her exams online.

“I prefer doing it online since I won’t get as nervous if I take it in class,” Alonso said.
Hammoudeh feels that with hard work, students can succeed despite the struggles they encounter.

“Exam seasons are challenging and it might require more effort this time, but I do think we can get through this,” Hammoudeh said.

“It’s been a rough year for students but with perseverance and effort, success is within reach.”

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