RaleighCraps
RaleighCraps
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March 1st, 2011 at 5:24:46 PM permalink
In school, I was always one of the first ones done with every test. I didn't get the highest scores, but I bet I had the highest scoring avg per minutes spent taking the tests.
So one day the teacher hands us all a surprise test and says this is a timed test, and speed plus following directions counts most. SWEET!

Teacher says go, and flip the test over. Typical instruction nonsense about reading carefully, answer accurately, and take the time to read all the questions first, before you begin answering......blah blah.
I jump right in and am on a heater. Questions are simple and I am flying. Get to page 2 and sense some people are really struggling, as they don't seem to be answering any questions. Pretty soon hardly anyone is answering questions.... Uh oh. What did I miss?

Last question says, "Once you have read this question, you are done. You do not need to answer any other questions" So, had I followed the instructions, and read through all the questions first............
Always borrow money from a pessimist; They don't expect to get paid back ! Be yourself and speak your thoughts. Those who matter won't mind, and those that mind, don't matter!
thecesspit
thecesspit
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March 1st, 2011 at 5:27:36 PM permalink
I reckon I scored 5-10% higher on almost every test I did at school by reading through the questions first and planning my order of attack...

I'd divide my time on "so long per mark" with time to check answers at end. If a question took longer than the marks were worth, I'd stop it (unless almost done) and move onwards. I'd almost always do one of the low scoring questions first, then do the big mark questions before going back to the short answers.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
RaleighCraps
RaleighCraps
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March 1st, 2011 at 5:32:06 PM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

I reckon I scored 5-10% higher on almost every test I did at school by reading through the questions first and planning my order of attack...

I'd divide my time on "so long per mark" with time to check answers at end. If a question took longer than the marks were worth, I'd stop it (unless almost done) and move onwards. I'd almost always do one of the low scoring questions first, then do the big mark questions before going back to the short answers.



Too much work for me. I just wanted the damn things over with, and 93 paid the same as 100, so the extra effort wasn't worth it..... :-)
Always borrow money from a pessimist; They don't expect to get paid back ! Be yourself and speak your thoughts. Those who matter won't mind, and those that mind, don't matter!

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