Sunday, April 19, 2015

Writing Class Quiz

I give my students in the Writing in Psychology class a lot of quizzes. They work as motivators and also to keep information fresh in their minds. Here's the first half of one of the longer quizzes I give. I will post the second half and the answers in the next day or so.


1.  The drug’s principle/principal ____________ effect/affect ________ was to lower blood pressure.

2.  John willed his effects/affects ___________ to his horse.

3.  I ___________, you ___________ (choose from imply/infer)

4.  The patient’s affect/effect _________ was flattened.

5.  The drugs affected/effected _______________ his balance.

6.  Just between/among ________________ you and me….

7.  Discuss Freudian and Jungian theories by comparing/contrasting ______________ their similarities.

8.  Can you counsel/council __________ me on which classes to take?

9.  I am confident/confidant _________ that I know the difference among/between ______ mammals,     reptiles, and amphibians.

10. Covert/overt can be thought of as being “undercover” or out in the “open.”  T.    F.



BernardL said...

Good one. :)

Evan Lewis said...

A flattened affect sounds painful. Hope it never happens to mine.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Charles, this is interesting and it requires some thinking so as to avoid silly mistakes. It reminds me of Fill in the Blanks at the end of every chapter of every subject in school.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I got most of those.
Now I have April Wine's Just Between You and Me in my head...

Lisa said...

hehe :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Bernard, fun.

Evan, it probably isn't too painful. usually happens in folks who are pretty close to being nonresponsive to anything. :)

Prashant, the students didn't much like it.

Alex, lol

Lisa, thumbs up

Cloudia said...

Fun! Good exercise

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Riot Kitty said...

Can anyone not get these?

pattinase (abbott) said...

We spent so much time on issue such as these in 8th grade they are drilled in my head. Yet each generation seems to have less time to devote to it.

Unknown said...

As a teacher of English composition and literature, I am a huge cheerleader for your approach to writing instruction.

I like the quiz! And I look forward to hearing about the students' results. Call me a cynic, but I would be surprised if more than half of the students scored well enough to earn a passing grade on the quiz. But perhaps my cynicism is a product of too many semesters with freshmen who arrive on campus unprepared for college-level writing.

Let us know the results, professor!

Greg said...

Good quiz. I've seen ones like that, and been shocked at how poorly supposedly well-educated students (and adults) did on them.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, fun for me at least.

Riot Kitty, I believe so.

Patti, part of the reason I do it is for drill purposes.

RT, next year I may give this one to them for real. For this year we did this primarily as an exercise and covered it in class.

Greg, unless folks use this knowledge it's easy to get lost.

G. B. Miller said...

I got a feeling that this is not gonna turn out in a positive way for the students.

Sort of like, "I are ready".