Shotgunning: A Last Resort in Really Tough Multiple-Choice Exams (and maybe any exam…)

 

Seriously, though, I don’t like “shotgunning” being the first thing in my to-do list when I take an exam.


Note: To those who don’t get it, “shotgunning” in multiple-choice exams is when an examinee points their pen/pencil at a set of line of multiple choice questions and lets the pen/pencil tip land randomly on one of the choices. Well, that’s how I understood it based on my kinda blurry high school memories. Basically, it’s a form of wildly guessing. I prefer guessing as intelligently as I can when I need to guess, though.

The Gallery of Unclear Oral Communication

Here are some comics that I drew for a group report in Communication 3 (English) class that went really well (We needed to improve in making the audience participate with us reporters, though). Along with them are reminders regarding clear oral communication.

Use sensible language and remember to use proper grammar, or else people may get the wrong idea.

Use sensible language and remember to use proper grammar, or else people may get the wrong idea.

Be specific when you're expressing what you want to say. And if someone's talking to you, keep your ears and heart open and listen to what they have to say.

Be specific when you’re expressing what you want to say. And if someone’s talking to you, keep your ears and heart open and listen to what they have to say.

In oral communication, simple and short gets the point across better. Make sure that your audience easily remembers what you're talking about.

In oral communication, simple and short gets the point across better. Make sure that your audience easily remembers what you’re talking about.

Now then, see you again in the den, nutshellcrackers.

You Need to Have Healthier Sleeping Habits, Tobby

Not having enough sleep sucks so much.

Here’s a little drawing about me during my latest sleep. Oh, and by the way, I haven’t been getting enough sleep during most of the past days, which I guess is why I still think that the amount of sleep that I had last night was not enough. There are times when I’ve been having less than seven hours of sleep in one night, and there are times when I fall asleep in between 11PM and 12AM (Oh yeah, I’ve been sleeping late more frequently recently, too) and then suddenly wake up in between 3AM and 4AM. And then there are times when I become sleepy in the morning. Freaking nuts, not having enough sleep sucks so much.