Research quiz: December 2nd

November 25th, 2008 by Jack

The research quiz is ready to go for the morning of December 2nd.  Now that it’s compiled, here are some reminders and advice:

  • You will have one hour to complete 20 short answer questions.  Each question is worth 5 points, although partial credit is possible for many of them.
  • It’s “open blog,” so have your laptop ready.  Most of the questions are based on resources and topics we discussed in class, but there are some that appeared only on the blog.  If you haven’t been following the blog closely during the semester, I would highly suggest familiarizing yourself with the “lessons/handouts” posts, as well as the “tips” pages and posts.  You’re not going to have time to do much hunting around during the quiz.  To get the job done, you’ll need to have a good idea of where to find things in advance.  Basically, the blog can help you with almost every answer, even if you slept through my class presentations.
  • As you’ve probably learned in the past, if any question stumps you, just move on and come back to it later, time permitting.  Don’t waste precious minutes on a toughie that will cost you a shot at answering “easier” questions.  They all count for the same number of points, but they are not all designed to be “3 minute questions,” so you may want to knock off as many quick ones as you can before you attempt the ones you think might take longer.
  • There are no “trick questions.”  No use for those.
  • Good luck.  I’m hoping you’ll find the quiz easy, because all the questions represent important research concepts, and if you’ve got ’em down, I’ve done my job.

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