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Students should carefully read the Exam Guide and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Preparation and protocol checklists:
Taking one or more mock exams will give you the opportunity to work with ExamSoft/Examplify in a stress-free environment, practicing skills that should make your actual exams go more smoothly. There is no limit to the number of times you may take the mock exams.
- Install Examplify if you have not done so yet.
- Open Examplify on your laptop.
- Download one or more mock exams: All available mock exams will appear on the Examplify home screen in a section named Available for Download. See the Examplify Installation and Registration video at 3:40 for mock exam download instructions.
- Mock Exam password: password1
Remote exam technical support: the ExamSoft Support team at 866-429-8889 for the U.S. and Canada.
In-person exam technology support will be provided by Law Technology staff on-site at Mondale. At the start of your exam, the proctor will announce specific times and location to find this help. For final exams, we'll be in room 65. For midterms, that varies.
For general law exam questions, contact email@example.com before your scheduled exam time to assure staff will be available to assist you.
Exam instructions submitted by your faculty are placed in an Exam Instructions folder as they are received. If you don't find the instructions for your class, make sure to check again later.
The Standardized Exam Instructions template is available for your review. This information also appears in the instructions for each exam.
NOTE: If these instructions differ from what your professor has noted in class, please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Review Exam Variance FAQs for specific and limited circumstances for which a variance may be granted, including:
- disability accommodations
- non-native English proficiency (for students with very limited experience living, working, or learning in an English-language setting)
- time conflict with another scheduled exam or quiz, or
- other extenuating circumstances. The Law School considers conflicts with religious observance to be an extenuating circumstance for which a variance can be applied.
NOTE: Any student who experiences a serious illness or other emergency near in time to a scheduled exam may request an Emergency Variance closer in time to an exam by contacting Student Affairs at email@example.com.
- Midterm Exam Variance Application
The deadline to apply for a variance is 10 business days prior to the midterm exam. Students will receive a response to their application shortly before their scheduled midterm. All communications will be to University email addresses only. You may still request an emergency variance, and new requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Final Exam Variance Application
The deadline to apply for a variance for final exams is Sunday, November 20, 2022. Students will receive a response to their application during the week of November 28th. All communications will be to University email addresses only. Emergency variance requests will be accepted and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Important features of Examplify are explained in the following ExamSoft guides:
Adding Notes - The Notes feature is typically used by faculty to provide a space for exam takers to enter explanations/rationale on multiple choice or true/false questions.
If Notes are enabled for your exam, they will automatically be sent to the faculty giving the exam. You do NOT need to check the Request Feedback checkbox to ensure your notes are sent to the faculty.
Viewing PDF Attachments - Some exam files may not include PDF attachments.
Checking Word Count - Word counts can differ between programs. The Examplify word count will be used by faculty for exams with word count limits.
Source: UMN Law Student Technology site
Answers to commonly asked questions can be found in these easy-to-read charts.
The Library also has free electronic access to a wide range of study aids in coursework across the curriculum. CALI exercises are also available to our students at the Law Library Reference Desk.
Reference Librarians [firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-4309] are great resources for general questions about study aid resources.
The Law Council has provided a Study Aid Series Guide for you.
Take one or more Mock Exams (at 3:40 in this video).