Originally Posted by rdawson808
Oh I know that trick. I am just trying to get them less dependent on them for basic math. Multiplication that can be done in your head, etc. I would never expect anyone to take logs, etc without an aid. See, so your definition, as an engineer, of "not needed" could vary wildly from my students' definition.
But given the prevelance of such tests, it started me wondering what they actually consist of, what type of questions are asked (multiple choice vs short answers, etc), and what aids are allowed.
Yeah, I have something of a cockleburr in my saddle about calculator-less exams, from getting nailed by one once. Glad you're aware of the notes issue. I don't know whether my Profs know about that and all the other stuff that goes on or not, but I am pretty agitated that others have a higher cumulative than I for less than honorable reasons.
I'll post back tomorrow night about the contents and ground rules.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
Hunt, these tests usually don't involve anything as tough as a root, unless it is somethig really simple like 16. typically, they test your ability to answer questions at the upper range of what an elementary school kid can answer, but fast, maybe 20-30 seconds per question would be optimal.
Alright, I'm good with that! Speed is life.
Originally Posted by jay allen
I wouldn't over think this thing....take the test. The worst thing that can happen is that you don't get the job. It isn't like you are being given truth serum and being forced to take a lie detector test. The test will probably grade you on things like empathy, persuasiveness, and other touchy feely traits. It isn't trying to figure out if you are crazy, or an axe murderer.
Yeah, that's what I'll do. But oddly enought, if they were concerned if I was crazy or a psychopath, that would bother me less, becasue that has a whisper of legitamacy -- you don't want the new guy going postal becasue they serve the wrong brand of coffee. It is the desire to score, not merely to know, aspects of my character and temperment that riles. All the same I'm selling out cause I'm gonna take it.