V-Man wrote:CrappyMike wrote:not having to remember anything would make the test pointless surely?
Not really, simple factual recall isnt a mark of intellect
This. And it depends what the "test" is testing.
A few exams I did at uni were open book. You needed it. If you are able to know RFC 793 (TCP) inside out, or the full J2EE SDK without looking then it's not uni you should be in.
Plus, I use an open reference every day in my work (this, for example) because, although I know this platform really well, and I can (and have) pass many exams on it, you will never be able to memorise anything useful.