Cyberpunk musta Susi
So, I took the tests but I had never read the specific text that went with the exams. I had plenty of experience in every test I took so spotting the wrong answers was easy. The ASE exams as a whole didn't have "trick" questions, it was usually an oddly worded answer. And as an instructor, you kind of learn to read a test, too. somebody walking in off the street wouldn't have been able to score well unless they were a testing savant.Gaming multiple choice exams is part of the problem, in my opinion. Something that can come back to bite you later, if you haven't learned the material well enough. They don't necessarily demonstrate the extent of your knowledge. At least not as well as short answers and essays do.
This reminds me of a test-taking method described by one of my old high school teachers: Hold up for fingers, and then whack them on the edge of your desk. The finger that hurts the most is the correct answer. It was obviously a joke, but 1 in 4 is better odds than somebody correctly answering an essay or fill-in-the-blank question without actually knowing the answer.
Trick answers can be included to make multiple choice more difficult, but that doesn't necessarily help if you're prone to overthinking. Especially when there are multiple viable competing theories. Maybe the teacher is a flat-earther, for instance, and you need to consider that before selecting "B" rather than "C". At least written answers let you plead your case. Plus, if you only earn partial credit, you should have a better sense of where your knowledge is lacking, or that you didn't arrive at the answer the teacher wants, and what you can do to improve your performance on subsequent exams.
RTFM always applies.So, I took the tests but I had never read the specific text that went with the exams. I had plenty of experience in every test I took so spotting the wrong answers was easy. The ASE exams as a whole didn't have "trick" questions, it was usually an oddly worded answer. And as an instructor, you kind of learn to read a test, too. somebody walking in off the street wouldn't have been able to score well unless they were a testing savant.
So technically, I wasn't gaming the tests per se. I had students that would reconstruct first shift tests after the test was given so the second and third shift students could pass them too, but again, as an instructor, you know if someone can't answer classroom questions or know how to do something in the shop setting, they are cheating.
And, I guess someone that would overthink the question would have a hard time with the correct answer, too. So, something like this;
You're charging a 2018 Dodge Craptastico air conditioning system from empty with 1.5 ounces of PAG oil and 5.1 pounds of R134-A refrigerant. What pressures should you see on your gauges once the system is filled to the correct capacity?
1) High side should be 150 psi, low side 20 psi in Park with engine running.
2) High side should be 250.5 psi (5.1 pounds X 5) and the low side less than 30 psi.
3) High side should be at least 200 psi, low side should be at least 20 psi as long as it doesn't short cycle.
4) Check the service manual recommendations.
Any ganders on the correct answer the ASE test would want? HInt; it's not a trick question.
And you wouldn't believe how many people just buy a bottle of that refrigerant at the store, then just put it all in, either overcharging the system or finding out how bad the included "Stop Leak" in said refrigerant is to a tiny orifice valve that makes your A/C cool correctly.RTFM always applies.
I lived in this quiet apartment complex, well, quiet until three Silicon Valley workers rented the apartment next door to be a weekend party house. That way, they couldn't get kicked out of their regular digs. One weekend, the party started on Friday night late, kept going through Sunday. After much arguing, the manager threw them out. Next renter was Mexican, from Mexico and he mounted his stereo speakers on our common wall and played Rancho music so loud, I could sing with it. Finally, one Saturday I coulnd't watch television, he was so loud. I could not hear my show with the volume at 100%. I put my 500 watt bass guitar combo amp up against the wall, put in some ear plugs, dimed the volume on the amp and my bass and jammed for about an hour. I stopped, pulled one earplug and heard pounding on the front door. It was the neighbor, looking like an explosion went off in his apartment. He's screaming about his shit fell off the walls and his ears are ringing. I just laughed and said, "You take down the speakers off the common wall and I never hear your music again." Man he couldn't agree to that fast enough. within minutes, I hear his speakers being unscrewed from the wall. Very satisfying. He moved that month.I hate OSTANN with all my being UUUGH!
I just hope they get kicked out... these Outrageously Super Temperamental And Noisy Neighbors
that looks like BART. I lived in Fremont, at one time so near to the BART tracks we heard the squealing from the flanges on the wheels. Used it a lot to go to Oakland for jury duty.Missed subway trains.
It was 58°f yesterday with a bit of heavy rain. It's 26°f, windy and clear right now. Froze my ass off going out to get the mail. I think it only got to 34° for the daily high.It's like 3 degrees above 0 after windchill right now.
Holy SHIT that is unfun to go out in wearing scrubs.