Posted by: endithinks | September 20, 2007

On Teaching

Today is the review day before our first exam tomorrow.  I think that the students will do well; I’m a little concerned that when they see the ease of the test it will encourage them to not take as detailed notes. 

The problem is I did not write the test and it is a simple multiple choice/matching test that doesn’t take much studying in fact with good test taking skills or deduction skills a person could probably do pretty well just with cursory exposure to the information.

I am really concerned about this since the materials that they will be studying in the next few courses and their actual discipline courses are very detailed and the fact that they will be working on real people out in the field and if they do not have the knowledge they may cause harm to others.

I will try to convince them of this in class today and going forward.

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