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Just becuase he can speak fast into a microphone doesn't make him talented....
Not to mention that in classes like that you'd be using a highend graphing calculator instead of the one pictured here. Those have plenty of storage, so you could just store that information on your calculator, which would be far more discreetand, y'know, you'd still have a working calculator and all.
And as I mentioned below, many colleges ARE adapting to the ease of information access, which in a nutshell means they're focusing on testing your ability to quickly and correctly apply information instead of your ability to retain it. In a nutshell, they're encouraging professors to avoid questions that could quickly answered by a search engine.
I'm a masters student in Mathematics, I mainly do Pure Mathematics so there's less working out that Applied Maths. Most papers I do virtually every question is "define this ....", "using this prove this". The number crunching is usually at the start of the question or the start of the paper and is worth very little while the proofs are worth the majority of the paper. In school the "prove that" questions would be something simple like, prove that the formula on the left equals the formula on the left and all you would do is rearrange, whereas in my degree you get questions like:
"Prove that in a noetherian domain, every nonzero nonunit is a product of finitely many irreducible elements. You may quote any other results from the course without proof."
which will be worth a fair chunk of marks and is easily googleable. If you don't have google at your disposable though and you haven't revised properly you're fucked for that question as you'll have no idea at all even how to start it and since the majority of the paper is like that google would pretty much guarentee top marks.
I really miss number crunching you can at least attempt every question and try to get method marks then even if you don't know what you're doing. Whereas these proofs make me leave so many questions completely blank cause I'm a lazy shit who doesn't revise
Nah you're not allowed calculators with any storage at all. If found with one you get reported for cheating and they invigilators do come around to check calculators while you're working (so the whole phone in the calculator idea is completely pointless anyway).
My university hasn't adapted to the ease of information access. Each exam is basically just a glorified memory test. Yeah all these proofs I'm moaning about, you're told them all in class. It's just each module has around 30 of them and they can range from half a page to 2 pages long each and with 6 modules each semester and all the exams in a 3 week period it takes real commitment to learn (or memorise if you haven't got a fucking clue what's going on) them all. Something I don't have