The answer is not “D”

I am waging a war (well, battle. Okay, skirmish) against the notion that the purpose of education is to get an answer on the paper. Nowhere is this more evident than when a student tells me the answer to a question is “D”. In a matching or labelling or multiple choice question, “D” gives no useful information. It doesn’t answer the question, unless the question is what letter comes after “C”.

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  1. Bryce McMinn Teacher

    I am waging a war (well, battle. Okay, skirmish) against the notion that the purpose of education is to get an answer on the paper. Nowhere is this more evident than when a student tells me the answer to a question is “D”. In a matching or labelling or multiple choice question, “D” gives no useful information. It doesn’t answer the question, unless the question is what letter comes after “C”.

    TRUE!

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