On the necessity of midterm exams in electrical engineering courses

E. Gur

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Abstract

In this paper the author viewed several electrical engineering and software engineering courses over a period of 10 years to determine the correlation between attending midterm exams and succeeding in the final exams. The results show that the correlation is high. The results do not show correlation between higher grades in the midterm exam and higher grades in the final exam. The conclusion of this work is that midterm exams are important both to the students and to the lecturer and conducting them usually assists students in obtaining better grades. It is also suggested that such exams should become compulsory to motivate students to study during the semester and potentially improve their chances of excelling in the courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd SEFI Annual Conference 2015 - Diversity in Engineering Education
Subtitle of host publicationAn Opportunity to Face the New Trends of Engineering, SEFI 2015
EditorsKamel Hawwash, Christophe Leger
PublisherEuropean Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
ISBN (Electronic)9782873520120
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd SEFI Annual Conference 2015, SEFI 2015 - Orleans, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 43rd SEFI Annual Conference 2015 - Diversity in Engineering Education: An Opportunity to Face the New Trends of Engineering, SEFI 2015

Conference

Conference43rd SEFI Annual Conference 2015, SEFI 2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityOrleans
Period29/06/152/07/15

Keywords

  • Electrical Engineering education
  • Engineering students

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