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Posted by Al (Member # 2706) on May 18, 2004, 17:27:
 
cramming. pain. death.
 
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on May 18, 2004, 17:34:
 
don't cram then.
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on May 18, 2004, 17:50:
 
2 down 5 to go for me [Frown]
 
Posted by angryjungman (Member # 2434) on May 18, 2004, 18:08:
 
I had both of mine already [part-time grad school]. Easy as pie.
 
Posted by Al (Member # 2706) on May 18, 2004, 20:09:
 
I have two done, three more to go. Good luck to anyone that has yet to take them
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on May 18, 2004, 21:57:
 
Been done for a couple weeks now.

/me runs and hides
 
Posted by Jace Raven (Member # 2444) on May 18, 2004, 22:19:
 
<bad accent>Where's my rail gun</accent>
 
Posted by sconzey (Member # 2347) on May 19, 2004, 06:03:
 
Speaking of my exams, I am mildly astonished at how well my french oral exam went today. [Razz] It's over! w00t w00t w00t. (scuse the l33t) All that remains (for this week) is my drama practical on Friday. [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Stibbons (Member # 2515) on May 19, 2004, 09:40:
 
damn you all [Smile]

My exams start friday (physics practical) which is also the day of the Leaver's Ball (better than the day after, I suppose) and continue through to the end of June. And I need straight A's to get into my 1st choice uni! *cries* [Frown]
 
Posted by dunjamon (Member # 2701) on May 19, 2004, 15:23:
 
I have Computing Maths B, Programming Fundamentals and Computer Systems Organisation all in the next 4 days. And work on top, I hate exam time
 
Posted by supergoo (Member # 2280) on May 19, 2004, 17:57:
 
well if it makes you feel any better...
 -
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on May 19, 2004, 20:42:
 
I took my last "exam" about 22 years ago. Since then I've had to prove what I know every freakin' day to earn a paycheck. Be thankful you're still in school, where they rarely throw you out for not being the best in your class.
 
Posted by Doco (Member # 371) on May 20, 2004, 07:08:
 
Exams - I hate them. I just finished my one and only final exam Monday night. Only problem is that now the hard work begins - I have to grade all 32 of them. Yuck - being the instructor sucks because after everyone else is "done" you still have a pile of work to do.

What makes it worse is that I have a 6 inch high pile of papers and programming projects to go through. What the heck was I thinking to have the final project due the same week as the final. Now some of the people did take advantage of the extra credit I offered for papers turned in early - but I of course procrastinated and didn't grade them early. <sigh> My own fault - now I have 1.5 weeks to plow through everything. You know what I'll be up to my eyeballs in this weekend.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on May 20, 2004, 07:33:
 
Having graded 120 biochem finals a couple weeks ago, I feel your pain...but only slighty.
 
Posted by Doco (Member # 371) on May 20, 2004, 07:53:
 
120 biochem exams.... ewwwwwwwww!!!
I hate creating multiple guess exams as that is a lot of up front work and more importantly they never give me a good idea if the people actually understood the material. But if I had to grade that many I just might rethink my attitude.
 
Posted by angryjungman (Member # 2434) on May 20, 2004, 09:32:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Doco:
I hate creating multiple guess exams as that is a lot of up front work and more importantly they never give me a good idea if the people actually understood the material.

[soapbox]

Actually, mutliple choice format questions are vastly more reliable than any other type of question. If your distractors are working as they should [i.e., you would really need to know the material to choose the correct answer], then they should be able to discrimminate fairly well.

[/soapbox]

I should probably mention that I'm employed in the testing industry....

/me ducks rotten fruit thrown by those who don't like tests.
 
Posted by Doco (Member # 371) on May 20, 2004, 15:09:
 
I'll grant you that a "good" multiple guess question will probably help distinguish. However, creating good multiple choice questions is not easy, and in my opinion the textbook supplied questions only show if the student is good at memorizing and regurgitating stuff verbatum from the book.

I've tried creating multiple choice questions and found that I would create vague questions/answers too often. The time spent to create the exam is just too great for the payoff in grading later using mechanical/online methods.

I wouldn't mind using multiple choice - but I really want to know if the students understand the issues. Using text-book supplied questions resulted in those students who can memorize doing well on the test, but often those same students would later have in-class questions that demonstrated they really didn't get it while some of those who scored poorly showing that they did get the big picture.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on May 20, 2004, 15:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Doco:
120 biochem exams.... ewwwwwwwww!!!
I hate creating multiple guess exams as that is a lot of up front work and more importantly they never give me a good idea if the people actually understood the material. But if I had to grade that many I just might rethink my attitude.

These weren't multiple choice. A few were true/false though. I think the prof who worte the fscker had the same reasoning you did. We divided the questions into thirds. I got a third, my fellow TA got a third, and the prof did the rest. Mind-numbing is an understatement. Still, we graded on the day we picked our thesis labs, so the fretting and gossip-whoring surrounding everyone's decisions made the time pass.
 
Posted by angryjungman (Member # 2434) on May 20, 2004, 16:18:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Doco:
I'll grant you that a "good" multiple guess question will probably help distinguish. However, creating good multiple choice questions is not easy, and in my opinion the textbook supplied questions only show if the student is good at memorizing and regurgitating stuff verbatum from the book.

Agreed. We have an entire [rather large] department whose sole job is creating test questions. And even they have trouble sometimes. I meant to say in my earler post that yes, writing MC tests does take a really long time. I was just trying to get my pro-testing plug in there. [Wink] [evil]
 
Posted by Katie (Member # 2502) on May 21, 2004, 11:42:
 
I just finished finals today!w00t w00t.Let the nothingness commence!
 
Posted by Pitr Dubovich (Member # 2756) on June 07, 2004, 09:08:
 
oh well pretty easy day tommorow, IT and maths
so I'm technically "revising" right now!
 
Posted by candycane (Member # 2750) on June 20, 2004, 22:29:
 
i have a math test i have to take and every time i study then go,to take it i freeze up and my mind goes blank
 
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on June 21, 2004, 03:34:
 
I'm just starting finals today [Frown]
Spanish II H today, US History I and Chem I H tomorrow, English II L1 weds, Algebra II H thursday. I can't wait? (Yes I know, English and Spanish should be the only ones capitalized [Wink] )
 
Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on June 21, 2004, 06:38:
 
Tut, you're not alone. My son is taking the state exams in Math and Chemistry this week. School's not over for everyone.

Good luck!
 
Posted by Tut-an-Geek (Member # 1234) on June 21, 2004, 06:44:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
Tut, you're not alone. My son is taking the state exams in Math and Chemistry this week. School's not over for everyone.

Good luck!

Thanks!
Spanish went OK

Sooo... study study study for me!
 
Posted by Twinkle Toes (Member # 1208) on June 23, 2004, 02:14:
 
Our last day was the 21st. Finals were the 17th and 18th. AHHHH, I'm so glad it's over. I'm extremely excited for both this summer and next school year, because they *will* be the best. I'm taking PreCalculus, AP Bio., AP U.S. History, and AP English III... beautiful. I'm doing Running Start part-time as well and am already set for the Intro. Into Programming class for fall quarter. One quarter of work, and I've got my 1.0 HS credit and 5 for college - easy nickels, I tell ya!

I believe I know/can guess all of my grades for this year:

English II Hnrs - A+
Leadership - A+
Alg. II/Trig Hnrs - B+/A- (I bombed on a test; I never test well in math)
Chemistry - B+ (Unsure, I atomic-mushroom-bombed the final...)
World History Hnrs - B (I hate those, no +/-)
Spanish - A+

Not my best, but what can I say - you win some, you lose some. I really don't know what happened in World History... *shrug.* With Chemistry, it wasn't that I didn't understand it. Everytime the teacher called on me to answer a question, I answered correctly. I just didn't have any interest in it, which is not at all typical of me. If I had it my way, I'd go through college twice - once for the masters in one subject and then again so I can take a class from every subject.

This was the busiest, most hectic, and most eventful year ever. The big thing about this year was that I had to give up a lot of things in order to gain other, more important things. For example: last school year I only hung out with a friend outside of school once, because I was being lazy and ungrateful and not taking the initiative. This year I went out with my friends frequently, and it got me more happiness, energy, and thankfulness. I built better connections with my friends, and now I actually have something to do this summer! This past Sunday, I got no sleep because I was so excited, so I wrote a letter to my friends and baked cranberry muffins for them [Big Grin] . The letter is two pages long, so I won't post it, but it basically talks about the meaning of/in life, some things I recommend to them (to do, see), and things to remember during the summer.

Anywho, enough of that. Lucky clovers to everyone with exams! Deep breathes!
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on June 23, 2004, 02:59:
 
Oh, like, tell me about. I'm so - like, you know! It's, like, really hard to keep my hair so shiny with all this exam stress. Here's how I think it went:

Posing - possibly A+ - I'm especially good at the naughty girl stuff.
Shopping - like, duh! It's, like, totally my major. I give lessons in this shit.
yakking on the phone - A+. Definitely. A girl's gotta have a career.
eye make-up - I think I did good on that too - at least an A-. I could probably major in this at college, if the whole mall-zombie thing doesn't work out.

All in all, I think I rather sailed it - yay for me! Best of luck to everyone else! [Smile]
 
Posted by nekomatic (Member # 376) on June 23, 2004, 03:25:
 
your saucer of milk, sir?
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on June 23, 2004, 03:46:
 
quote:
Originally posted by nekomatic:
your saucer of milk, sir?

like, as if.

Talk to the paw, 'cos the whiskers ain't listenin'. [Wink]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on June 23, 2004, 08:47:
 
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by nekomatic:
your saucer of milk, sir?

like, as if.

Talk to the paw, 'cos the whiskers ain't listenin'. [Wink]

[Big Grin] HAR HAR HAR [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Ivan (Member # 2622) on June 23, 2004, 14:42:
 
I think I did rather well this year.

First Semester

Drafting I - 4.0
Geometry - 4.0
Health and PE - 4.0
Earth Environmental Science - 4.0

Second Semester

Honors English I - 5.0
Honors World HIstory - 5.0
Algebra II - 4.0
Computer App I - 4.0

Not bad for my freshman year. Finished first in me class out of 144, but for my school, that's not saying much.
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on June 23, 2004, 15:17:
 
wait.. you are in north carolina. were you alone in those honors classes?
 
Posted by illuminatus (Member # 2187) on June 23, 2004, 19:33:
 
I'm studying for my damn CCNA. Hardest test evar!!!!!!! I don't even want to look at CCNP or CCIE
 
Posted by Ivan (Member # 2622) on June 23, 2004, 20:46:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
wait.. you are in north carolina. were you alone in those honors classes?

No, my girlfriend is tied for number one with me, along with some of my best friends. It's quite odd actually. There are about 5 intelligent people at my school, and we are all #1 (we had limited honors classes, ok?) and all friends. Strangely enough, the resident pothead is also #1 (he took his hard classes before he got doped up) so, I mean, it's not saying much.
 
Posted by Flashfire (Member # 2616) on June 23, 2004, 21:02:
 
Me, I only have one course; it's called

Life

I'm not sure what my grade is, the teacher won't tell me. And tests seem to be given so often, with no notice...

I wish I had studied a little harder. [Wink]
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on June 24, 2004, 10:48:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
wait.. you are in north carolina. were you alone in those honors classes?

haha... very funny... Let me remind you, all of my classes next year are honors and I'm not going to be alone ... f00!
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on June 25, 2004, 05:48:
 
i guess youll be dissecting bibles in your honors biology class
 
Posted by Ivan (Member # 2622) on June 25, 2004, 08:05:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
i guess youll be dissecting bibles in your honors biology class

Not all North Carolinians are Bible thumpers. Though at times it seems that way. Seems like only my girlfriend and I are alone: she's aethiest, I'm agnostic.
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on June 25, 2004, 18:18:
 
I am a "bible thumper."
 
Posted by Ivan (Member # 2622) on June 25, 2004, 18:51:
 
Congratulations
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on June 25, 2004, 21:13:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
 
Posted by d3m057h3n35 (Member # 2378) on June 26, 2004, 13:36:
 
Anybody else eagerly awaiting AP exam results? Myself, I'm counting down the days to see what I got on English Lit and Comp, Physics C, French Language, and Calculus AB. Not that it matters anyway, I can scarcely get credit for anything where I'm going to college. Bogus.

On another note, my brother, now a HS senior, got his second set of ACT scores yesterday, and now we have a 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 in the family...weird.
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on June 26, 2004, 13:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
Maybe it depends which translation it is.
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on June 27, 2004, 11:57:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
dude, you know better than that. I use a water pipe!
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on June 27, 2004, 12:43:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
dude, you know better than that. I use a water pipe!
A Holy Water pipe?
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on June 27, 2004, 18:46:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
dude, you know better than that. I use a water pipe!
we made those in chemistry class this year [Smile]
 
Posted by sconzey (Member # 2347) on June 28, 2004, 10:39:
 
And they say kids these days learn nothing in school! Pah!
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on July 01, 2004, 09:33:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
dude, you know better than that. I use a water pipe!
we made those in chemistry class this year [Smile]
I learned by my own methods.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on July 01, 2004, 09:41:
 
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
quote:
Originally posted by SpikeSpiegel:
quote:
Originally posted by Too Cool To Quit:
I am a "bible thumper."

so i take it thats one kind of paper you wont wrap weed in?
dude, you know better than that. I use a water pipe!
we made those in chemistry class this year [Smile]
That would never have worked at my school - we'd have been too whacked out on tippex thinner to coordinate our hands (ah, those were the days - thunderbird and glue... )
 
Posted by Sam K (Member # 2836) on July 11, 2004, 02:17:
 
SATS:

Still waiting for English...
 


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