OK, so I'm a little odd that way.
When I was in grade school one of my classmates taught me a lesson about test-taking that has stuck with me through the years. His name was Dean Boettcher and one day when we were going to take a test and I was worried that I would do badly, he said "It's just a game". "What?" says I. "Taking a test is like playing a game." Dean said. "It's a game to see how much you know."
In that spirit, I try to teach my sons the same thing and I hope it is making an impression on them, too.
In preparing for the SAT and ACT tests... the all- important gatekeepers to a college education, I get a practice test question everyday in my email. The boys sometimes try them, but I have gotten to the point where I look forward to taking the quiz everyday. It automatically tells you if you are right or wrong and can even keep score for you over the days.
So, here is today's question of the day:
The followingcontains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.
|The Bear Gulch Limestone Formation||in||Montana is|
|a sequence of bedded limestone layers||up to||90|
|feet thick||and||approximately 8 miles||across||.||No|
I don't think you will get the automatic answer, so I will give it to you....
The correct answer is E
That one was too easy for you writers out there. But, how about the next one.
As we all know, my math skills could not get me a job at McDonald's and were it not for calculators on cell phones, I would still be using my fingers.
But, using the "game" theory on the following question... I got it RIGHT!
You try it and see how you do, then read on and I will tell you why I ace'd it.