Many law schools require that students use a secure exam-taking program, such as Examsoft's SofTest. But I can't shake the feeling that there is a better solution.
At first, I just accepted Examsoft as the one and only solution because, well, that's what my school told me to download. But recently UC Hastings sent out an email seeking feedback on Examsoft because they wanted to gauge student interest in the possibility of using a different program for test-taking. I've had a few issues with Examsoft, so I am open to the idea of other programs. But get this: when I talked to a a friend at Berkeley Law, I found out that they used a Microsoft Word for their exams.
What gives? While I experienced technical difficulties, they saved a document to their desktop and then emailed it out. I couldn't believe it.
So, does the benefit of being "secure" outweigh technical headaches and trust issues?