Saturday, April 15, 2017
An Interesting English Assignment: Design Your Own Test
Song: Spring Waltz
Composer: Frederic Chopin
One of Alex's recent English class assignments involved having to pick
a short story and to design his own test on the story.
It took Alex about four hours to pick out and read the 30 page story...
and to then design and type out his test.
I found this assignment to be interesting.
One of the favorite methods in the Army in getting a soldier to learn
topics in the military is to have them have to give a class on it.
This forces the soldier to do a lot of research beforehand...
in order for him to be able to teach it to others.
This method of active learning is so effective because in forcing the student
to become a teacher, he has to dissect and thoroughly understand each component...
and how everything interrelates...and he then has to be able to relay this information
in a fashion which is not only conceptualized and reasonable, but prioritized.
Alex is now studying for his AP Micro Economics class.
I was surprised at the amount of math involved in this class.
Of course, math is Alex's strong point...
so, he has no problem in this class.
I struggled to get a passing grade in my Statistics class at university...
precisely because math is my weakest area :)
(Where did Alex get his mathematical capabilities?
Both, my father, and my wife's father...were engineers.
My father...Electrical...her father...Civil).