Stats and scatter-brains

To date I have posted 420 posts, and am proud to say 558 followers are signed on.  Wow!  I’m pleased.  I wish I could hear from and respond to every one every day.  Hmmm… I should see if I can figure out how many are repeat-visitors.

If I spent one minute dealing with EACH of … well, forget that!   My math skills are buried too deep to figure that out.   Did I ever tell you guys about the time I took the GRE exam and scored a 3 … three … on the math portion?    I think that means I got one correct answer.      I didn’t do so well on the rest of the exam, either.

In view of the fact that I was a few years into the program…and doing quite well over all, maintaining high GPA scores in all graduate work…the point of the examination itself was belied by setting aside any correlation between the GPA and the actual performance of work and ability.   Hmmm… that’s what the committee said.

I do very poorly on written exams–on any timed exams in fact.   My brain immediately turns into muddle-mush, and there seems to be a short in the system that shuts down my ability to process questions.

The worst questions are those logic problems where Bob, Jim and Harry are married to Sue, Barbara, and Linda… each couple has a dog–a Collie, a Schnauzer, a Pug.  How many kids do they have?….. by this time my brain is in the red-zone and all the facts mull together into a lethal concoction.

The point of testing, of course, is to determine whether or not the student in question is capable of processing and applying the information.   But for reasons beyond my comprehension, most standard tests must be given and taken in specific and strict form.   Given facts must be learned and restated in such a way that there is no room for any variation or innovation in the learning process.

 

 

19 thoughts on “Stats and scatter-brains

      1. Good to be here…except having probs with my main blog…..autumnambles showing in Reader…certainly not for me…makes it difficult to interact with comments and likes….. 😦 Hugs!

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      2. Not sure what that means…but, any one post of mine never has more than ten tags…. No! Something is amiss…I cannot even see ‘likes’ or ‘comments’ on this blog…autumnambles. 😉

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      3. ah ha! They probably fixed it again…I wish they would leave well enough alone. Tags as in descriptions, such as your orchid: orchid, flower, garden, … I think there is only allowed to be seven (7)to be included in the blog. They just sort of make up the rules as they go along…several others have mentioned the same problem.

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      4. I don’t like the way the Reader works, not that anyone cares. Some bloggers were chatting about problems with re-blog button and likes, etc… I’m trying to think who it was. Judy-Stryka maybe and some others.

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      5. I just spent a few minutes on autumnambles…and left both “likes” and comments… In the meantime I was alerted by my scouts to a wonderful rainbow…wide and full-colored. fingers crossed about pics 🙂

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      6. I’m interacting no with you in my Reader….BUT…I get nothing from anyone -likes/comments – on my autumnambles posts…since getting back….difficult to interact with fellow bloggers….. 😦 Hugs!

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  1. Keeping up with followers, as well as blogging, is a lot of work, but worth the doing as often as possible……I sure don’t get to it as much as I would like!

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