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Multiple-choice tests without the guesswork: Martin Bush at TEDxLondonSouthBankU

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5 Rules (and One Secret Weapon) for Acing Multiple Choice Tests

A,B,C,D... which answer is most common on multiple choice questions? Is the old advice to go with C when in doubt actually true?

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Many times there comes a situation during exam time when we are force to guess the answers of MCQ which we don't know. Now sometimes
the answers which guessed are correct but every time we are not lucky enough. But instead of guessing randomly, if we do and use some analysis,
tricks and exam hacks while guessing the MCQ, then chances of getting the correct answers get increased.

This video provides some simple tips and exam hacks with the help of which you will be able to guess the correct MCQ

Note: THIS VIDEO DO NOT PROMOTE ANY KIND OF MALPRACTICES AND CHEATING ACTIVITY

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TEDxCreativeCoast - McGrath Davies - The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice

The Future Will Not Be Multiple Choice (but it does eat boogers)

Creative genius Drew Davies and forward-thinking educator Jaime McGrath propose a new approach to classroom teaching: Turn curricula into design challenges, classrooms into workshops and teach students to think like designers. In turn, the education process becomes intensely collaborative, people-centered and fun.

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Jaime McGrath is a teacher and gifted specialist at Gould Elementary School in Savannah, Georgia.

Andrew Davies
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With degrees in Illustration, 2D Animation and Broadcast Design, Drew's multifaceted interests have taken him from a small advertising shop in Barbados to Mississippi where he helped build MadGENIUS Inc. Drew now leads the creative team at Savannah-based Paragon where he straddles various design disciplines. His work has been featured in Layers magazine, American Corporate ID, One Showcase, Animae Caribe and the Travelling Caribbean Film Festival.
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3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt

We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about passing your phone to a bored kid at a restaurant, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.

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Multiple-choice tests without the guesswork: Martin Bush at TEDxLondonSouthBankU

Multiple-choice tests are very efficient, but when test takers make guesses their score will depend partly on their luck. Dr Martin Bush explains how the impact of guesswork can be reduced -- or even eliminated entirely -- by using novel test formats. For further reading look up Martin's article entitled Reducing the need for guesswork in multiple-choice tests published in 2014 in the academic journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Martin is a Principal Lecturer in Informatics here at LSBU.

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Acing Multiple Choice Tests: Advanced Strategies

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Tricks to solve MCQ in Exam using SWEAR method

Even though examinations motivate us to tackle life’s obstacles, yet nothing spells anxiety truly like an exam, especially when one has to deal with multiple-choice questions that hold a bad reputation for being highly complex. Usually, we have a difficult time answering multiple-choice questions as it needs sound subject knowledge and reasoning to answer them. To worsen the matter the options provided often and serve as distractors that are probable but wrong clues to the problem.

Properly designed MCQs provide testing for a comprehensive breadth of content and objectives and render an objective determination of student knowledge.

This video presents the SWEAR method to effortlessly and successfully crack the hard shell of the MCQ test. Nonetheless, before embarking on this tested technique the exam warrior must develop the following 3 AAA as a mandatory prerequisite

• Attitude: This needs to be positive. Both rationally and emotionally. A healthy balance is to be achieved.
• Aptitude: The basic subject knowledge must be covered and confidence in the subject content must be attained. A thorough understanding of the basic concepts is essential
• Ability: This deals mainly with the zeal and the aptitude you ought to possess. A happy and healthy mind full of curiosity to delve deep and to learn and discover more.

So here's the SWEAR for you
• S: Screening: Attempt the questions you know and skip the ones you don't. Engaging the mind in answering questions, automatically sets it in a positive mode.
• W: Winnowing: Inevitably we come across instances where we are often unable to recall answers because of the mounting pressure. To allow the barometer to settle down, it is advised that you put aside all the questions that pose a challenge. Just focus on the wickets you can take. Keep the rhythm beating.
• E: Eliminate: Try shortlisting; identifying the probably wrong options from your answer pool which fails to meet the required and desired criteria. In every MCQ exam, the questions are usually straightforward, it is always the answer that creates the pandemonium.
• A: Avert: The biggest enemy of focus is our mind's inability to clear off the wishful negative thinking that constantly hovers over our cognitive abilities, rendering it weak and often drifting apart from the main cause. During the examination it is extremely critical and vital that we train our brain to keep our fears and our prejudices not just at bay but then to propel it with the highest trajectory, sending it off to another planet.
• R: Raid: Once the fears are crushed and once the energies of positivity rise to its all-time high and when your confidence on your subject glitters gleamingly with any alterations, then comes the time for you to plunge into the exam and raid the questions. Trust your preparations, your instincts and finish the task with flying colours.

So in a nutshell
• Read the question properly
• First, answer the questions you know
• Compare all the choices even if you are positive about the answer
• Adequately analyze and satisfy yourself before marking the answer
• Apply the method of elimination to reduce the likelihood of mistakes.
• If every measure sinks, be positive and do the guesswork.


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Better Ways to Do Multiple-choice Testing Dr. Martin Bush (CSEDU 2017)

Title: Better Ways to Do Multiple-choice Testing

Keynote Lecturer: Martin Bush
Presented on: 21/04/2017, Porto, Portugal

Abstract: Guesswork harms the reliability of traditional multiple-choice tests, and this is one reason why many educators feel uneasy about using multiple-choice tests for summative assessment. The reliability of a multiple-choice test can be improved by including more questions, but longer tests are more time consuming to take, let alone to create. Negative marking is often used to discourage pure guesswork, and therefore to enhance test reliability, however some “educated” guesswork is to be expected.A more effective way of reducing guesswork is to give test takers greater freedom to express their preferences in relation to the answer options associated with each question. For example, test takers can be asked to assign an order of preference to the answer options, or allowed to select two or more answer options whenever they have no clear first preference. Dr Martin Bush will explain the research he has undertaken within this area, and present consequent recommendations to educators who are using – or thinking of using – multiple-choice tests for formative and/or summative assessment.

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The ever expanding proliferation of technology is compromising children's ability to grow socially and the pressure to be perfect has increased because social media makes it seem like students must have the perfect life.



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