“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

I’m studying for my architecture licensure exams, and am becoming infuriated at one specific type of recurring question: the “select all that apply” questions.

You typically have to choose 4 correct answers out of 6 options...but there’s no partial credit. I almost always get 3/4 of the correct answers...which means I get the whole question wrong despite knowing a passing majority of the answers. These questions make up like 25% of the exam, so I’m pretty much guaranteed to get a quarter of the exam wrong.

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Meanwhile, you only need to score like a 60% to pass the exam. So it’s OK if I get 40% of the questions wrong, but not OK if I get just 25% of a multi-part question wrong?

Does anyone else feel like that’s bullshit?

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