[ RadSafe ] Flawed Test Questions.....Calling all teachers/profs

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Apr 9 12:52:49 CDT 2013

I don't know of anyone who has written a lot of exam questions who has never written a poorly worded question. 

Both students and exam writers over think problems, when you run across one of those, Joe's advice below is spot on:

When writing exams, more information is usually better than less, foreign particles is a really understating the information needed to solve that problem. 

I'm sure though that they meant b for the answer to the first problem. 


On Apr 9, 2013, at 12:08 PM, Joseph Shonka <jjshonka at shonka.com> wrote:

> Once I complained about this sort of thing and a friend (Joe
> Primeaux at Illinois Power's Clinton Station) asked me if I was ever in the
> army.  He said, "just tell them what they want to hear..". 

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