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by cquillin
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Whew! Thanks, Lee and Kent. So, I will continue on ths vein keeping your suggestions in mind. That one only took 15 min. (even with referring to the cliff notes). :lol: I think I'm safe using books listed on the ALA site (and other similar lists) as suggested reading for the college bound.
by cquillin
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Sample question for your critique

If you have time and are inclined to mess with it, I have written a question I think is better (thanks to your suggestions). Any hints as to how it could be improved, or is this one also "hopeless"? Literature - This novel was written in four months and published in 1931. It is set in a utopian Worl...
by cquillin
Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Grateful!

Charlie, thanks for your offer to scan questions for me. I just may take you up on that! I'm relieved to see that both you and Kent feel that Missouri is seriously behind. That does make me feel a tiny bit less retarded; as I've been supplying what I thought was wanted, but this group has made me aw...
by cquillin
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Thanks, Charlie! All feedback is great to have, but that coming from "home" is particularly interesting.
by cquillin
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Well justified points

All of you are in agreement, and I'm glad to see the points you've made. Thank you for taking the time to post. There will be no more "fluffy" literature questions. Don't worry about my "feelings". A sensitive person does not long "make it" as a high school teacher. They will go on to other professi...
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Literature - new as well as classic?

Yes, new vs. classic literature has long been discussed with highly divergent opinions. I think the answer for me will probably be to include a mix under the literature category. Of course with a library background, I encourage reading for enjoyment as well as for knowledge. There are many excellent...
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Excellently stated point, MaS. Thank you for your attention.
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

To Christopher, Jessie, Kent and Ryan

Christopher – Your mention that pyramid-style in some areas is resented was noted by me before I made my first attempts seven years ago. As a reader, I heard complaints that the questions were so long that by the conclusion, the earlier information had been forgotten or obscured by non-essential d...
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

M(r)s. Quillin, I'm really happy to hear that you're genuinely interested in improvement. So many question vendors don't care that their questions aren't what people care to play on. I've written a question with the same answer as yours above, and Andrew Hart (theMoMA) graciously agreed to edit it ...
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Hopefully you did see the PACE Writers and Readers Bootcamp for July 14-15. It is a pilot program for this year, but if you are interested and can attend, please register (go to the PACE Special Discussions subforum). Hopefully we will go through the challenges and construction of writing "quality"...
by cquillin
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Wall, it was helpful that you simply re-wrote my two sentence question; without making it longer, yet your way gave the players three chances or levels at which to buzz in. I see that it is punitive if the question does not indicate at the beginning the answer being sought. This is new to me tonight...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Thank you

Thank you Christopher. Your suggestion is clearly stated. Again, I am printing it out. A class or seminar in question writing is not something I've ever run across. Though I read and assisted with setting up tournaments for many years, I never saw examples of what I felt to be GOOD questions. Some c...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

Ah, thanks for your advice. :roll: You and a couple of others not only have exceptionally high IQs, you have also conquered the art of graciousness. Shall I assume I am wasting my time with the pursuit of posing any high school level question here? Yeah, if your purported attempts to learn how to w...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

FYI cquillin: There are several people on this board who could answer any question appropriate for high school students and lots of questions inappropriate for high school students. Ah, thanks for your advice. :roll: You and a couple of others not only have exceptionally high IQs, you have also con...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

It's one sentence long, it's a hose for people to either translate the phrase or say Horace, the translation you gave isn't even right, and it's horrible in every possible way. I'm happy that you seem legitimately interested in becoming a better writer, but part of that process is realizing that it...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Thank you, ReinsteinD

Printing again! Thank you. BTW, I do get the newsletter of IHSSBCA. It is well done. I'm thinking you might be involved in this.
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19282

May I test some questions on you?

It occurred to me that there may be some here who would enjoy answering some questions (who can be first? :wink: ) as well as critiquing them. Hopefully you\'d have fun, and I would be the beneficiary if you would tell me if you liked the question and why or why not. Natually, you\'ll be able to fin...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Great hints!

Kent, I like your ideas. Fortunately, my public library has EbscoHost available online to patrons, and I am able to access their periodical database 24/7. And, no, Wiki is not always a reliable source. I spend a bit of leisure time debating in political groups, and am all too aware of what happens t...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Thank you, ReinsteinD

I am very appreciate of your solid and experienced suggestions. As I read through it, I realize it is common sense; but still, it is someting all too easy to slide away from. I am printing our your post and will be thinking of it as a mantra. I think if those of you who have posted on this thread wi...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Re: Hmmm

The literature question on Peter Pan The pop culture question on Peter Pan On this I will disagree. The book, Peter Pan , written by James Barrie is literature, albeit children's literature. You may call the movie "pop culture" or it could also be called "performing arts" if you wish to stretch it....
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

I will start by saying this is not the best place for a good reception to those questions as previously stated. Also, as a former Missouri high school player, I would ask you to take the peoples' advice from this web-forum and write more pyramidal-style questions if you are going to be marketing to...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

I think you'll find that as a whole, the people who populate this website will dislike your question style. If you research the site, you'll find some threads on what people think are the key ingredients to good questions. Mostly, the idea is that the question have many clues, beginning with harder...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Hmmm

I can see how the International Radio Code would be tough, and perhaps the knowledge of the muscle (auricularis) that wiggles the ear would be missed. I do believe the others would have been answered with no problem by a complete team. Most team members would have one player to cover the arts, and t...
by cquillin
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6897

Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions

After having retired (HS Librarian/Academic team asst. coach), I found myself a bit bored; and yes, BROKE! I had enjoyed the time spent with the Academic team - reading for competitions, traveling as asst. coach with the team, and even writing questions in emergencies (as well as for practice). Thus...