|These spicy peppers |
make me thirsty!
Downsides include every other exam has been closed book, so they might not be ready for a shift in format. Also, they may not study thinking that open book exams don't require it.
On the upside, again, the few students who have done the reading all course will have the advantage of a sense of where shit is in the book . . .
On the downside, I might get a reputation as a softy . . .
I have no idea. What do you think? Have you done open book exams? Are they effective? Or just a gimmick to make students happy?