Basically, we found out today that my course coordinator wants to try something new this year; making out class tests open-book. Predictably, at first everyone seemed to think this can only be a good thing for us, as students. I, however, think that it's a bad thing. Not only are class tests a measure of ability to perform operations using the things that you've learned, but I feel there is also a very worth-while component requiring good memory-recall. i.e. remembering things. Also, with regards to the ways this is going to change the test, I can't see any way that they couldn't make the questions more difficult, granted that it should be similar proportionally since we have materials on hand but I don't think that necessarily means that you can apply the same material to more difficult questions. I guess what I'm asking (probably in the wrong forum, but there's people here to respond, I guess); what are the main differences with an open-book test? Does anyone have any tips on how to approach this kind of exam in terms of revision and types of questions tackled? Experience is all. thanks.