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Old 11-16-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was wondering if on exams do the really good schools like the Ivy league's still use "NOT" and "EXCEPT" and those kinds of words on multiple choice exams. I don't really understand why so many colleges still use the caps lock for these questions.

Yikes. Pardon the typo in the thread title.

Last edited by amIayankee?; 11-16-2010 at 11:07 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I imagine they are in caps to add emphasis. I don't know about anyone else, but most of my college tests were essay exams, not multiple choice questions.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I don't know about anyone else, but most of my college tests were essay exams, not multiple choice questions.
same here....
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Most of my exams are essay and short answer too but was just wondering why place the emphasis if we are in higher learning.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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Most of my exams are essay and short answer too but was just wondering why place the emphasis if we are in higher learning.
While I do completely agree with you, I find it funny that my peers still regularly miss the "key words" (not/except) even when emphasized. Funnier still is when those students who miss the question cry foul because the professor tricked them.

I guess the professors/test makers put the emphasis on those words just to immediately discredit some of the complaints they get (about unfair questions, etc).
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Maybe it's to weed out those students that still haven't learned to read.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default That makes sense then

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While I do completely agree with you, I find it funny that my peers still regularly miss the "key words" (not/except) even when emphasized. Funnier still is when those students who miss the question cry foul because the professor tricked them.

I guess the professors/test makers put the emphasis on those words just to immediately discredit some of the complaints they get (about unfair questions, etc).

That makes sense. I just wasn't sure if there some sort of regulation.
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