CB, if I survived the exam-period, you'll do aswell
YOU'LL DO GREAT! You know everything, you'll sit there, and think you don't, but then you get the test sheet, and you go like ow, I know this... and this too...and..waitwait... I remember having read something about this...what was it again? Ow, right...! And so on
Let us know how it went!
Thanks mC and all others.
It went sufficiently well (65%, passed), although I wasn't sure until I got the results. Some questions were difficult, some were not and some are actually problematic in so far as they were not really answerable. The questions all were along the lines "What is characteristic for [plant family, order, etc.]?" followed by 5 characteristics. Each question had 5 possible answers, like 1 and 2 are correct, only 1 is correct, all are correct etc (you've probably done similar tests). For one question, it wasn't possible to answer correctly since all possible answers required you to accept that is correct that ferns have a thallus
, but they are really vascular plants.
Another question was which plants had nutlike fruits. All possible answers were sets of two, whereas three of the plants listed grow nuts (OK, one was the walnut, which until recently hadn't been considered a nut but is now).
This caused some confusion amongst us, which is not ideal for doing an exam, because there could be mistakes in every question, so what to answer? This is especially a problem with this professor, who tends to change, leave out or add one little word in the possible answers. For example in a question on the heather plants, one possible answer is "They're typically herbs or subshrubs." Books say that they are mostly subshrubs, so "They're typically herbs or subshrubs" would be wrong.
Ah, well, it's over now. I'll have to do something like it again for my first state examination later this year. Funnily enough it'll be a lot easier (I have a CD-ROM with old exams and usually I score >90% there, so I won't worry about passing then.).