I been asked on 2 separate occasions why I didn't do so well in my Computer Science degree.
Honestly, I feel the main reason is my limited ability to remember a lot of information at once. In a technical field such as Computer Science, there are a lot of proven implementation details to remember by heart (memorize). I agree that an exam is about the application of knowledge but how does one apply the knowledge if one can't remember anything?
On the other hand, I feel if it was open book I would be able to read up and apply that knowledge.
So how can I project this in a non-negative way to interviewers?