Open Book Exam

Exam preparation: Strategies for open book exams - Simon Fraser University

A general, non-subject-specific page with basic advice.

Open-book exams, learning strategies - Cornell University

An open-book exam will require you really understand material and be able to apply or analyze information and content rather than just remember it. This means you definitely need to study and get organized since you won’t be able to just memorize information! You don’t want to waste valuable exam time looking for things or looking at materials for the first time. You will need to be organized with the materials you are allowed to use.

Preparing for an Online, Open-Book Exam - Trent University

Writing an exam remotely probably wasn’t your original plan, but Academic Skills can offer some helpful tips as you mentally prep for new exam formats! Many instructors have transitioned to open-book exams; here we’ve laid out some strategies to help you prepare (yes, you still need to study for this type of exam!).