March 13, 2004


Posted by Susan

I've been working on my cell biology final today (the confluence of finals, presentations, and really late midterms has been consuming most of my time lately). Without going into too much complaining, let's just say that this test has made me wonder this: what are the worst test questions that you have seen (both those that have been posed to you as a student and those that you've seen in other contexts)?

My strongest candidates are those that weren't asked of me; a friend of mine once was asked to "describe the importance of the book in history" on an Ancient Near East history exam, while I believe Kathleen was asked to "describe the trajectory of Western history since 1789" (is it graphable?) in Western Civ (though this may have been a paper prompt rather than an exam question). While I'm irritated by finding three (!) questions on my cell bio exam that ask me to expand acronyms (SCF, RING, and CDC, in case you were curious), I don't think they quite measure up to those two.

Posted by Susan at March 13, 2004 01:21 PM

"Is unexamined life worth living?" (philosophy class in HS, Plato, mandatory essay with examples and arguments)

What a cruel joke to ask little aping culture-monkeys to answer such a question so early in life. I got an A+


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