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Can anyone give me any recomendations for this essay? What kind of preparation is needed?
What to espect? I'm taking it next monday.
Should I send my project before/that day/after taking the exam??
Well champ, you don't have to write just to say that you wrote something... just write what you have to write. But, the more details you give about your assignment, the better. Remember that the purpose of this essay exam is to show them that you are the one who coded everything. So, if you can say "I created a class MyAbstractTableModel which extends AbstractTableModel and has a method getX()...", then it will show them that you are the one who coded everything.
I took it recently, and finished about 10 minutes before the time was up. One thing I did was go a bit beyond the questions asked. For instance, there were parts of my design I wanted to talk about, but weren't directly asked about. But they were related to things I was asked about. So - after making sure I'd covered the specific points - I digressed a bit.
I think I actually had five questions. At least, I thought I had. But I can only remember four of them now, so I may be mistaken!
(Edit: of course, I haven't had my result yet, so how useful my advice is is yet to be known....)
I don't remember how much time I took for my essay exam, but I needed more time than I thought to need, because you need to write in English (and that's not my native speech), so sometimes I had to reformulate sentences 3-4 times to make it understandable And like Roberto already said: the questions are open questions, so the more you can tell about your assignment, the better (if it's on topic or related to the topic of course).
When you developed your assignment on your own, you don't need to worry at all, this part will be the easiest you have done for this assignment
Thank's a lot fellas. Well it seems that I have to read it all over again.
i wonder about the califications issues.
For instances... when I decided to work with Sockets instead of RMI
was because on the jobs we have to deal with legacy system wich already use sockets
and i took this chance to learn more about it considering all the projects we got on our agenda.
I know that RMI is a better choice over Sockets; but I need something to deal with my reality.
Hope it doesn't matter much.
just took my essay exam. Now i know what you guys mean that we don't have to worry about the essay. It's quite that simple compared with the
programming part. But, i had five questions and only two hours, not more....