Don’t play logic games with undergraduates

Exam blogging!

If/when you put together multiple-choice questions, don’t make e) none of the above a logically inconsistent choice (i.e. don’t use it when d) says none of the above are correct, either).

They will be confused as hell. You’ll have to stop the entire exam to explain the logical inconsistency, they’ll look at you like you’re either crazy or an asshole, or a crazy asshole, and it won’t be as funny.

The fact that they didn’t get it will be funny, but only later – and not to your students, probably, ever.

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1 comment so far

  1. Venus on

    Ahh, the good ol’ days…


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