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any ideas on the placement exam(physics)

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:33 am
by tengao
hi, guys.
As a incoming graduate student, I'm informed that a placement exam will be given before the coming semester to determine the strengths and weaknesses in various areas of physics. The exam is for advising purposes only and the results will be used by the advisor to decide which courses would best serve the student's interest.

Does this test matter?
I have no idea whether it is like the sub test(with multiple-choice questions only).
Which materials can help me prepare for the test?
your thoughts? thx :wink:

Re: any ideas on the placement exam(physics)

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:59 pm
by grae313
tengao wrote:hi, guys.
As a incoming graduate student, I'm informed that a placement exam will be given before the coming semester to determine the strengths and weaknesses in various areas of physics. The exam is for advising purposes only and the results will be used by the advisor to decide which courses would best serve the student's interest.

Does this test matter?
I have no idea whether it is like the sub test(with multiple-choice questions only).
Which materials can help me prepare for the test?
your thoughts? thx :wink:



There should be a wealth on information on your school's placement exam within the resources of your school. Ask around, I bet there is information on a website, and your second-year classmates can tell you how they prepared. It's important because you don't want to have to repeat any courses unless you really don't know the material.

Re: any ideas on the placement exam(physics)

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:26 pm
by tengao
grae313 wrote:

There should be a wealth on information on your school's placement exam within the resources of your school. Ask around, I bet there is information on a website, and your second-year classmates can tell you how they prepared. It's important because you don't want to have to repeat any courses unless you really don't know the material.


Thanks :wink: