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Apparently I don't write all that clearly ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by doctorquant, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Can some of the writing pros on the board help me understand why these instructions (bolded and enlarged as they were on the exam) were apparently so hard to understand?

    You have 150 minutes (i.e., 2.5 hours) to take this exam. The exam is due at 1:30 p.m. If Blackboard reports that you violated either of these conditions, a grade of zero may be recorded for your final exam score.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    No doubt the students assume pacific time zone
  3. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Which of the two conditions are most of them violating?
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Do not taunt Blackboard.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Eleven o'clock is kind of early in the day to be asked for that kind of attention to detail.
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    What? Did you say something?
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    You forgot to dazzle them with your Latin phrases.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I blame daylight savings time.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    oop will be along anon to tell you everything that's wrong with your sentence. Probably with a diagram.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    When they appeal their F throw out the Stare Decisis term.

    If any are sloe eyed sabra's though give them a break
  11. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Clearly the exam is meant to get students ready for their future sports editor gig, when they leave the desk by 2 p.m.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming some students thought they had to 1:30 to finish the exam, even if they started before 11 a.m.

    I could see why someone would make that mistake.
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