Is the modern practice of test-taking ideal for gaining knowledge of topics? There are multiple choice, essays, true/false sections, etc. Are there better ways of learning topics and retaining them?
Most high schools these days use some form of multiple choice in tests, quizzes, and other exams. The students’ answers depend on the wording of the question rather than depending solely on knowing the topic completely. Sometimes, a guessed answer c
ould be correct. These types of tests do not promote free thinking and do not work the brain enough. These tests require a type of memorization that is rarely long-term.
I think teachers should have students write essays connecting the majority of the concepts learned into one area. This could potentially increase the difficulty of the tests but will simultaneously help memory retention of the concepts.
Don’t allow setbacks to derail your dreams. A setback is not an excuse to throw in the towel on yourself, your goals are too important, your better life is still possible, keep moving forward! I like the analogy of riding a bike. When you were learning to ride a bike for the first time and […]
Enough of the emails. Let’s talk about the real issues facing America
How many articles have been constantly bickering over Clinton’s emails? Far too many.
Everyone knows that politicians often have something to hide and Clinton is definitely not an exception. She is widely believed by many to be dishonest and hypocritical with her words and actions, but should we really focus on an investigation of ONE candidate while there are many other candidates trying to run for president? Continue reading →
This image represents a conservative viewpoint in which stricter gun control left the law-abiding citizen defenseless. The opposite viewpoint is that stricter gun control gives only the most responsible citizens access to weapons and makes for a safer society. Both viewpoints have their merits and flaws.
It seems as though every business is based on a model of rewards and punishments for certain behaviors. If you are the top employee consistently, you will probably get a bonus. If you are always late and your working habits are poor, you will probably get demoted and your boss will consider firing you. Continue reading →