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Ok, before i even start...i am sorry if this is the wrong place to post it.
Anyways, i recently entered UT and learned a lot from high school mistakes. So i figure i go around and ask around about some of the advices for upcoming freshmen. I asked a lot and one thing stood out more than other. In academic aspect, one of the advice was
"many organization has 'test banks', use them."
Ok so test banks are old tests that a professor previous used for previous year. And since some of the professor use the same test every year, it is pretty much a replica of what people will see on their test. So the question comes to....
isn't that pretty much cheating? Ok, perhaps just memorizing the answers on Genetics or organic chem might not guarantee a A+ on a paper, but it still will help tremendous no matter what. The test could change every year, but the knowing just the format could still help.
So i guess what i am trying to say is... are test banks considered cheating in college generally? or is it accepted as a form of 'legitimate studying'? I know the professors know they have test bank, and yet they still use the same test. But in the end...anyhow! if you think its legitimate/illegimate...please support your reasoning