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Is Proctorio safe for me to use?

No, you don't need to be worried. If you sat an exam in a traditional setting you would expect to be watched and have your behaviour monitored. Proctorio is doing is the same thing. That does mean ...
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Is Proctorio safe for me to use?

It's unfortunate that we seem to have to trade our privacy and security for a decent education (or anything at all these days). I agree with Ethan that using another computer is the best bet. Since it ...
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I was caught cheating in a University exam. No action was taken but my professor is very angry with me. My main concern is how to face my classmates

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century chivalric romance in Middle English alliterative verse. The summary on the wikipedia page ends with Gawain is ashamed to have behaved ...
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Is Proctorio safe for me to use?

There is probably not much you can do. Here are some suggestions. You might have a computer you can use just for this task, then wipe clean. Enter no information other than that needed to identify you ...
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I was caught cheating in a University exam. No action was taken but my professor is very angry with me. My main concern is how to face my classmates

If you do something bad, then you need to accept the consequences. You may need, in some cases, to take effective action to ameliorate any negative outcomes of your action. If you have behaved badly ...
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

All our exams (a Norwegian university) that's still conducted on paper are done on triplicate carbon copy paper. This means that erasing isn't possible, so using erasable tools are just asking for ...
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

In addition to concerns about cheating, I think there are more mundane practical concerns: Correction fluid can create a mess, including melting/sticking pages together/getting ripped off. (I think ...
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

The answer by Wrzlprmft focuses on exam integrity reasons for this instruction. I'm more familiar with an academic system in the US that does not treat most exams quite as seriously as is common in ...
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

I see three reasons for this (roughly sorted by relevance): The forbidden tools increase the opportunities for the student to tamper with the exam when they get to review it and remark marking ...
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One bad exam that might influence my chances later on

If you apply for a doctorate in a place where application is to an individual PI, then it is their judgement about what "counts" and what doesn't. Therefore, predictions in such places are ...
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Retaking an exam to improve a low, but passing grade. Why do universities not allow this?

The rules exist because they're the right thing for 95% of people. But then what happens to the remaining 5%? They have to live by the same rules because everybody thinks they are in that 5%. What ...
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