Writing this down so

June 05, 2003


Writing this down so I remember it.

I asked bad questions on the midterm.

I asked: "Ever since the first settlers arrived in the new world, all the American colonies ever wanted was freedom and independence" Agree or disagree with this statement. Explain what the colonists wanted.

I should have asked: "Ever since the first settlers arrived in the new world, all the American colonies ever wanted was freedom and independence" Explain why this statement is wrong. What did the first settlers want and how did they come to the point of declaring independence.

I asked: Compare and Contrast Bacon's Rebellion and Shays's Rebellion. Were the two movements fundamentally similar or fundamentally different?

I should have added: Be sure to discuss the causes, conduct, and consequences of each rebellion.

For some reason when I write a question I have trouble proof-reading it and I have trouble reading it as a student would. I only really know what I should have asked until I go to explain the question to the class or, sometimes, until I start grading the question. Practice Practice Practice, and perhaps work harder at writing them early and having J proof-read them for clarity.

And so to lunch.
oh, had a cup of coffee late morning. So far no reflux. YAY. I missed coffee, even though our coffee has gone stale from not being used.

Posted by Red Ted at June 5, 2003 12:50 PM | TrackBack