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post #21226 of 24079
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

No lie, one of the hardest exams I ever had was entirely made up of true/false, matching and multiple choice sections. The professor got tired of students asked dumb-assed questions like, "can we have a mid term without essay questions?" So he started giving one, and he got vicious with the technicalities, gotcha phrasing, etc. He especially liked giving weird options in the multiple choice section, like "All of A and D, as well as part of F." And yes, he really had multiple choice questions with 7-8 answer choices.

I had a few professors like this in law school. The multiple-choice questions were the worst.
post #21227 of 24079
Think I've told this story before...

I'm pretty good at pattern recognition and I quickly noticed once the professor's answer key was always "ABACAB." I'd only let myself get 98% so he didn't figure out I was on to him.
post #21228 of 24079
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Think I've told this story before...

I'm pretty good at pattern recognition and I quickly noticed once the professor's answer key was always "ABACAB." I'd only let myself get 98% so he didn't figure out I was on to him.

I can't imagine he would deliberately set the answer key like that. That feels like more effort than just randomizing the choices.
post #21229 of 24079
That is some real Rain Man type shit.
post #21230 of 24079
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I had a few professors like this in law school. The multiple-choice questions were the worst.


It was my Civ Pro professor that did it...

post #21231 of 24079
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Think I've told this story before...

I'm pretty good at pattern recognition and I quickly noticed once the professor's answer key was always "ABACAB." I'd only let myself get 98% so he didn't figure out I was on to him.

Now this is stuck in my head.

post #21232 of 24079
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post


It was my Civ Pro professor that did it...

It was good prep for the multi-state portion of the bar exam, though. So I guess I shouldn't complain.
post #21233 of 24079
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Now this is stuck in my head.

I have zero doubt that's where it came from.
post #21234 of 24079
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I had a few professors like this in law school. The multiple-choice questions were the worst.

I had a teacher that did multiple multiple choice. He'd have multiple choice, then you could pick any or all of the options. But, if you picked one that was wrong, you got no credit. If the right answer was A,B, and E and you picked A and E, you'd get 2/3rd. If you picked A, B, D, E, you got nothing.

It was a rigorous experience.
post #21235 of 24079
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

I had a few professors like this in law school. The multiple-choice questions were the worst.

I had a teacher that did multiple multiple choice. He'd have multiple choice, then you could pick any or all of the options. But, if you picked one that was wrong, you got no credit. If the right answer was A,B, and E and you picked A and E, you'd get 2/3rd. If you picked A, B, D, E, you got nothing.

It was a rigorous experience.

Engineering profs are notorious for this.  I had a prof give a multiple choice test where you also had to show work.  And included like 13 options for each one.  a,b,c,d,ab,ac,ad,bc, etc.  Even if you got the choice right you could still get zero credit if your work was wrong.  I think I got like 26% on the test and still got a B with the curve. :fu: 

post #21236 of 24079
My mom went back to school for nursing, and one of her profs added questions like that. She refused to acknowledge that they were any more difficult than normal questions. "There's still just one right (combination) of answers," apparently offsets the statistical problems of finding the correct answer.
post #21237 of 24079
Sometimes when you make a request or order for something online, they have a page you can go to where they update you on the progress. Problem is they express the state of progress in a jargon that the reglar man can't understand. Like it says "Awaiting PD2473 Preliminary Disconfirmation Protocol, Alpha Stage." Basically the only message I can comprehend is the one where they tell me the transaction is complete.
post #21238 of 24079
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It was good prep for the multi-state portion of the bar exam, though. So I guess I shouldn't complain.

Seems some of us have had the same professors! happy.gif

The MBE are pretty straightforward by comparison.

My copyright professor had a unique deal that allowed us to actually write on the question if we felt another answer choice or interpretation in the question may allow for a different choice and occasionally he would throw out a question or give a student credit if he raised an issue the professor hadn't thought of. You would think it would be a recipe for disaster, but it actually worked pretty well.
post #21239 of 24079
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

Seems some of us have had the same professors! happy.gif

The MBE are pretty straightforward by comparison.

My copyright professor had a unique deal that allowed us to actually write on the question if we felt another answer choice or interpretation in the question may allow for a different choice and occasionally he would throw out a question or give a student credit if he raised an issue the professor hadn't thought of. You would think it would be a recipe for disaster, but it actually worked pretty well.

Yeah, the MBE wasn't so bad after what we went through in actual law school.

That's pretty cool of your professor. I had a couple of professors who were willing to entertain questions and comments/challenges after the exam. I never had any, but I heard of a couple of people who went in to challenge their "wrong" answers. I don't think any of them ever got anywhere, though. ffffuuuu.gif
post #21240 of 24079
Seems like the common thread to all these stories of complicated exams is that L'inc's students are pussies.
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