Course Hero Logo

O i encourage students to draw ambiguities to my

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 8 - 10 out of 13 pages.

oI encourage students to draw ambiguities to my attention. I resolve theambiguities by sending an electronic mail message to the course (rather thangiving an answer only to one student). I may exclude the question from the examif the correction came too late or the answer to the corrected question is toocomplex.oI will not answer questions about the meaning of an exam question during theexam. By the time you come to the exam, you should have studied the questionsalready and cleared up your confusions.A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME COMMON PROBLEMSStructureConsider the following question as an example:Define a scenario test and describe the characteristics of a goodscenario test. Imagine developing a set of scenario tests for theOutlining feature of the word processing module of Open Office.What research would you do in order to develop a series of scenariotests for Outlining? Describe two scenario tests that you would useand explain why each is a good test. Explain how these tests wouldrelate to your research.This has several components:
!Define a scenario test!Describe the characteristics of a good scenario test!What research would you do in order to develop a series of scenario tests forOutlining?!Describe two scenario tests you would use.!Explain why each of the two scenario tests is a good test!Explain how these two scenario tests would relate to your researchA well organized answer to this question will have at least six sections, one for each of thebulleted components. You might have two additional sections, by splitting!Describe two scenario tests you would use and!Explain why each of the two scenario tests is a good testinto two sections, one for each test.Without structure, it is easy to miss a section and thereby to lose points.Shotgun AnswersA student using a shotgun strategy responds with a core dump of everything that seemsrelevant to the general topic. Much of this information might be correct, but if it is non-responsive to the call of the question, it is irrelevant and I will ignore it. However, to theextent that irrelevant information is incorrect, if I notice an error, I will deduct points for it.This is a common strategy for dealing with shotgun answers--ignore irrelevant materialunless it is wrong. If it is wrong, deduct points for the errors.Here’s an example of a question that appeared several times in the Florida Tech softwareengineering comprehensive exam:What is the most expensive phase in software engineering?Justifyyour answerParse the question:!What isTHE MOST EXPENSIVE PHASEin software engineering?!JUSTIFYyour answer.It should be obvious that you are being asked to talk about ONE phase.It should also be obvious that most of the points for the answer to this question will be inthe justification of your choice.

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 13 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Spring
Professor
Apolinario
Tags

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture