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Thread #91297   Message #1736693
Posted By: JohnInKansas
09-May-06 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Subject: RE: BS: Good ways of 'cramming' for an exam?
Making legible marks on the exam sheet also counts.

Last two paragraphs above should have been, had I not dribbled on a "</i>" and made it illegible:

Some understanding of how it works is the real goal of the "cramming."

The simple fact that it's a multiple choice test implies that just "knowing the names" of things probably is fairly important, and "thinking" probably minimally so; but a well-designed test can change this emphasis. The examinee has to make the right guesses, which usually isn't too difficult with some experience from similar tests.

My keyboard must be ready for a good shakeout.