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  •  My favorite high school multiple choice test (6+ / 0-)

    was one where the teacher just handed out the scantrons, and told us to fill in the circles without any questions.

    Then he graded the test and compared it to the test scores from earlier in the term, you know the ones that everyone was supposed to study for.

    And the results were remarkably similar.

    He called it a lesson in elementary statistics.

    (-8.50, -7.54) Only the educated are free. -Epictetus

    by Tin hat mafia on Wed Mar 04, 2009 at 07:36:59 AM PST

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    •  That's a good teacher! n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Anne Lamott

      by MsWings on Wed Mar 04, 2009 at 07:42:16 AM PST

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      •  I also had a teacher in an undergrad chem class (4+ / 0-)
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        Heiuan, algebrateacher, MsWings, danmitch

        who said that if anyone could get wrong answers for every question on his test (multiple choice, of course), he would give them a perfect score.....

        It was another, if more intricate, statistics lesson.  You had to know the right answers to get them all wrong, or be lottery lucky!

        (-8.50, -7.54) Only the educated are free. -Epictetus

        by Tin hat mafia on Wed Mar 04, 2009 at 08:07:48 AM PST

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