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# Multiple Choice

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## Manish Jain

on 2 March 2010

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#### Transcript of Multiple Choice

How Not to Fail MULTIPLE
CHOICE
EXAMS And how not to fail MC Basics Types of MC Questions 1. The Recall 2. Basic Application 3. Synthesis "What colour tie was I wearing Wednesday?" "If x = y and y = z then z =?" "According to game theory, establishing a cartel will..." Before You Start! How Much Time do I have? What Topics are Covered? How Many MC Questions? Cumulative? Evenly Weighted? What Kind of MC Questions? What % Recall vs Application vs Synthesis MC Strategies Prevent Info Overload Read & Recite the Q Cover Up the Answers!

There were two possible answer choices: A (True) and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It’s as if you didn’t look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing.

Dear Michael, Every year I attempt to boost my students’ final grades by giving them this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3 chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications 101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points. P.S. If all else fails, go with B from now on.
B is the new C Sincerely,
Professor William Turner See you next year! Focus on the Question! What most frequently causes a tennis player to miss the ball completely?

1. Swinging too early
2. Swinging too late
3. Not watching the ball
4. Gripping the racket incorrectly
When did we learn this? Jog Your Memory! What was the context? Predict & Check Best answer depends on the question Don't let the answers persuade you Scantron System Circle Mark Bubble When You Get Stuck Qualifiers! How to Fail "5As in a row? That's can't be right..." "Anthromoprhicalogically? That's probably right..." "This is too easy" "Evolution by natural selection? I remember hearing something about that once..."
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