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Honor Code

The Honor Code of the University of South Carolina School of Law applies to all aspects of examinations. I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on, nor will I engage in prohibited communications regarding any examination. I understand that any communication with another person about the content of an exam or exam answers will be treated as a serious violation of the Honor Code and may result in a failing grade for the course.

 

Fall 2021 Exam Procedures

Some exams will be administered using Examplify. Exam templates will be available a couple of weeks before the exam period.  Students will receive notification that exam templates are available to download.  On the day of the exam, students will arrive at least 15 minutes early to the designated classroom(s) with their laptops.

On the exam day, a hard copy of the exam will be distributed, but students will answer all questions in Examplify.  Students will submit exam materials per the instructions of the professor . 

The Student Affairs office will coordinate exams for accommodated students.  Students are responsible for making sure their laptops meet the specifications to install the software.  A mock Examplify exam will be available to practice using the platform

Professors may choose to use TWEN to administer an in-class exam. Faculty will upload their exam question(s) to their TWEN course page. Students will download the exam question from TWEN, use Microsoft Word to type their answers, and upload/submit their answers back to TWEN.

A TWEN course has been created for students to practice using TWEN to download and upload their examination files prior to the beginning of exams.

Instructions on How to Take Twen Practice Exam

Take-home and check-out exams will be administered as per professor instructions. Take home and check out exams will be administered by the Office of the Law Registrar.

Anonymous grading will be facilitated via TWEN and Examplify.

  • For exams using TWEN, use only the AEGS number on the Microsoft Word Document. Place the AEGS number in the header of the document.
  • For exams using Examplify, the software will automatically use the assigned AEGS number. Students should not put their name anywhere in the exam answers.
If students experience issues during their exam, they should contact their exam administrator as assigned in the attached exam schedule to preserve anonymity. The exam administrators are Romona KeithAustina Wolverton, and Natalie McCoy.

The Academic Technology Department will provide technical support for students from 7:30am – 5:00pm EST Monday – Friday.

 Below you can find links to important information regarding AutoRecover, backup copies, and word count in Word:

 For technology related exam questions, please contact The Academic Technology Department.

 

Students with accommodations should follow the in-class exam procedures.  Heather Beatty will contact students with accommodations about their exam administration.

All students are subject to the University of South Carolina School of Law Honor Code. For in-class exams, Blackboard, Examplify, TWEN, and Microsoft Word record when students begin to work on the exam, how long students work on the exam, and when the exam is submitted. Please be mindful that working on an exam longer than the allowed time without permission to do so violates the Honor Code.  

Honor Code
The Honor Code of the University of South Carolina School of Law applies to all aspects of examinations. I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on, nor will I engage in prohibited communications regarding any examination. I understand that any communication with another person about the content of an exam or exam answers will be treated as a serious violation of the Honor Code and may result in a failing grade for the course.

 

In accordance with Section VI.E. of the Student Handbook, a student can petition the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for an exam postponement in extenuating circumstances. The Exam Postponement Form can be found on the Law Registrar’s webpage and should be submitted to the Law Registrar's Office.


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