But I can't figure out how to get them up and running on multiple choice.
I had a psychology professor who created tests for his classes that were designed to make students better at multiple choice tests. Studies show that the first impulse is more likely to be right than second guessing. His tests had an ungodly number of questions, some of which were rewording of previous questions, and the grading was based the number of questions you answered. Therefore, the more questions you answered, the less each error counted. The faster you tore through the test in the allotted time, marking your first choice and moving on, the better your grade.
I hope ita is sleeping.
Mmm... market. We haven't been to the farmer's market in over a month. Bad mommies.
I have to get to LACMA to see the fashion exhibit. There is a nice blog piece on the difficulty in fitting the mannequins: [link] Neat!
Ginger, that's cool. I'm not a second guesser at all when it comes to testing. In Joy Luck Club one of the characters talks about how she plays chess -- she just sees the write move as if wind is moving across the board. I used to feel like that with tests.
OH! I meant to add, one issue with my students is that they are major second guessers and they also rarely consciously make choices. So multiple choice is a lot of dithering for them. And their vocabs are atrocious.
Barb -- I'm morbidly interested in what's going on with She Who Must Not Be Named. Have you discussed details anywhere that I can see? I promise to hate her even more with the force of a thousand burning nuns. People like that to me are much like a car wreck is to rubbernecking motorists. Bonus points if I can righteously side with a friend....
Wow, only four messages left.
I'm off to the farmer's market soon, too. I hope I don't blow away. It's gorgeous here, but the wind is insane.
Google and Gmail acting wonky for anyone else this morning?
They've been okay for me, Cash.
The good news is that I'll be getting my new furnace installed on 11/10. The bad news is that it will be a cold November until then.
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