A written sit-in examination is a set assignment that can take different forms. For example, it could be a set of calculation assignments, a case with related issues or a multiple-choice assignment, etc. In addition to deciding the type of assignment, whether or not to allow examination aids need to be decided. There are three options: No examination aids, all examination aids, or a limited number of examination aids (open book/closed book/semi-closed book). Regardless of the choice of examination aids, communication with other students is not permitted during sit-in examinations. At written sit-in examinations with no examination aids, the students can bring simple writing tools. If the examination takes place using CBS computers, the students will have access to a basic package, which in practice contains simple writing and calculation tools. At written sit-in examinations where all examination aids are allowed, students are free to bring whatever they need. They will also have access via the CBS computers to the Internet and E-library, Canvas, S-drive, SAS, etc. Students can bring calculators, tablets, and their own computers, which they will probably use as many students have course books, statute books, etc. stored electronically. However, students will not have access to power outlets for their tablets or computers. In written sit-in examinations with limited examination aids, which examination aids are allowed must be explicitly stated before the exam. (For more information, see the special guidelines regarding the choice of examination aids here: Exam aids at oral and written sit-in exams) If a written sit-in examination is chosen as the examination form, the following choices need to be made:
o Type of assignment: Case paper, multiple-choice, etc.
o Duration of the assignment: How much time does the student have to do the assignment?
o Examination aids: No examination aids/all examination aids/limited examination aids. If limited examination aids, which are allowed?
o Assessment: With one examiner/with a co-examiner/with an external examiner?
o Grading: 7-point grading scale or pass/fail?
o Make-up/re-take examinations: Does the re-take have the same form as the regular examination or is it another type of examination?