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What is the best response to this question?

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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Elastoman on Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:55 am

PantyGnawer wrote:I had a chemistry teacher in college that would make the question the answer, and all the answer choices the questions (usually number problems), such that you couldn't just work out the problem, but had to work out the problems for each answer choice and figure out which one matched the question. He didn't fuck around with A to E he went straight for A to G (he couldn't use bubble sheets because of this but didn't mind grading them by hand because he got off on the torture that this caused us). Moreover he loved making the problems such that two would both give the right answer and included answers such as "A and b" "A and c" "B and D". It made it such that you would have to calculate 4 or 5 equations just to find the right answer to one problem. I never got more than halfway through one of his tests. I dropped out, retook it the next semester with a better teacher and aced the class.


Somehow I get a very "Luke, I'm your father" feeling from that story...

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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby black bart on Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:46 am

Elastoman wrote:
PantyGnawer wrote:I had a chemistry teacher in college that would make the question the answer, and all the answer choices the questions (usually number problems), such that you couldn't just work out the problem, but had to work out the problems for each answer choice and figure out which one matched the question. He didn't fuck around with A to E he went straight for A to G (he couldn't use bubble sheets because of this but didn't mind grading them by hand because he got off on the torture that this caused us). Moreover he loved making the problems such that two would both give the right answer and included answers such as "A and b" "A and c" "B and D". It made it such that you would have to calculate 4 or 5 equations just to find the right answer to one problem. I never got more than halfway through one of his tests. I dropped out, retook it the next semester with a better teacher and aced the class.


Somehow I get a very "Luke, I'm your father" feeling from that story...

~E.


I disagree. I think it's important to realize you can get bad teachers. Students haven't always got a lot of confidence in themselves especially when it comes to creative subjects like Art and Design...and maths, physics and chemistry are also very creative subjects in their own way. A bad teacher can put you off a subject you could have excelled at given the right encouragement.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Moral Minority on Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:50 am

I chose the middle one because the middle way is always right.

I follow the middle path.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:29 pm

Moral Minority wrote:I chose the middle one because the middle way is always right.

I follow the middle path.

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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:54 am

black bart wrote:I disagree. I think it's important to realize you can get bad teachers. Students haven't always got a lot of confidence in themselves especially when it comes to creative subjects like Art and Design...and maths, physics and chemistry are also very creative subjects in their own way. A bad teacher can put you off a subject you could have excelled at given the right encouragement.

I completely agree. I had a really awful maths teacher in grade 10. He put me off entirely. This year, my teacher now is great, and has made me a great deal more interested (not to mention better) in mathematics.

I wish we did graphic artistry in my school, or could take elective course thingies on it.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:58 am

If there is a local college, you might be able to take a course there. I took a drawing class at the local university when I was in middle school, and received college credit for it.

Alternatively, see if you can work on the school newspaper or yearbook staff.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:38 am

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:1.If there is a local college, you might be able to take a course there. I took a drawing class at the local university when I was in middle school, and received college credit for it.

2.Alternatively, see if you can work on the school newspaper or yearbook staff.

1. I live in the middle of nowhere compared to the cities of the US. The nearest university is over an hour away.
2. My school has neither.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Rainswept on Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:57 am

black bart wrote:
Elastoman wrote:
PantyGnawer wrote:I had a chemistry teacher in college that would make the question the answer, and all the answer choices the questions (usually number problems), such that you couldn't just work out the problem, but had to work out the problems for each answer choice and figure out which one matched the question. He didn't fuck around with A to E he went straight for A to G (he couldn't use bubble sheets because of this but didn't mind grading them by hand because he got off on the torture that this caused us). Moreover he loved making the problems such that two would both give the right answer and included answers such as "A and b" "A and c" "B and D". It made it such that you would have to calculate 4 or 5 equations just to find the right answer to one problem. I never got more than halfway through one of his tests. I dropped out, retook it the next semester with a better teacher and aced the class.


Somehow I get a very "Luke, I'm your father" feeling from that story...

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I disagree. I think it's important to realize you can get bad teachers. Students haven't always got a lot of confidence in themselves especially when it comes to creative subjects like Art and Design...and maths, physics and chemistry are also very creative subjects in their own way. A bad teacher can put you off a subject you could have excelled at given the right encouragement.


I guess I think differently. I mean, I agree about bad teachers and all, but the story didn't make me think this guy is one. Hard tests that make you look at things from every angle, those make sure you know the material. I think if you ace this guys class then you know your shit.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Moral Minority on Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:20 am

I had a horrible teacher in Geometry this year.

The only thing I actually did good on was loci.

I like loci.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby black bart on Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:48 am

I was just trying to make PantGnawer feel better about himself...he must be at a low ebb at the moment what with his mum finding out he consorts with perverts and pirates, and him being stuck with a stupid name. :wink:
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Cpt Celle on Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:59 am

I go for the middle one, none of the above but maybe the one below.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby hazza on Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:33 am

Moral Minority wrote:I chose the middle one because the middle way is always right.

I follow the middle path.


The middle path? I thought you were "Driving on the other road" or "Batting for the other team."
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby black bart on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:25 am

The team that picks MM is in Big trouble. Pokemon or otherwise.
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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Edd on Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:50 pm

I have chosen the best response and my reasoning is best explained by Terry Pratchett:

'The Monks of Cool…have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select.'

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Re: What is the best response to this question?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:44 pm

Edd wrote:I have chosen the best response and my reasoning is best explained by Terry Pratchett:

'The Monks of Cool…have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select.'

--Lords and Ladies

So all you need to know is that the best choice is the one I made.

All hail Terry Pratchett, may his pasta be moist and his novels continually excellent.

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