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Old 01-08-2019, 08:10 PM   #11
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Ok so I am wondering if my issue is all that uncommon.


I'm enrolled in a community college studying web development.


When it comes to testing, I find that if I have to do your standard multiple choice or vocabulary test I don't do too well. On average I get a C or a high D on a test like that. Give me hands on test and I excel. For example, in many of my coding classes, each test is divided into 2 parts; a multiple choice part and a coding part. The multiple choice part is pretty self explanatory where as the coding part involves actually writing code to solve a problem for each question. I always screw up the multiple choice questions but I almost always get an A on the coding tests.


So if I take a class where a big part of the class is dependent on test grades, I outright struggle but I do well on more hands on type classes.


Anybody else have this issue? I am the only one in my classes that seems to do this poorly on tests.
Hey there,

I sort of relate to you, maybe not entirely, but in a way. I mean, there are certain classes where I do better in general (including tests).

I'm also taking web design in high school, we're doing the standard codecademy, but we're also delving into Adobe DreamWeaver and I'm trying to get certified in it. So as far as web design experience, I feel you on that haha.

But in regards to the test -- do your professors make these tests? Remember, professors/teachers in general make tests knowing what they know, and they structure it because they made it. What seems easy/or somewhat easy and challenging for them, may be that way for the professor themselves, and not for the students.

Tests don't always measure you're intelligence too. Sure, you may not do good. But hey -- you're passing them. You're not failing them. Can you do better? I'm sure. If you aren't, there's always time to improve. Maybe you can try talking to your professor. Maybe he/she is making the tests too hard, you know? For all we know, your other peers could be feeling the same way.

I think you're intelligent. If you're able to do hands on tests better, especially where you solve problems with raw code, those are good skills. I often find myself going onto W3Schools to copy some code haha.

But yeah, keep at the amazing work you're doing. Don't be so hard on yourself!
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:28 PM   #12
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Hey there,

I'm also taking web design in high school, we're doing the standard codecademy, but we're also delving into Adobe DreamWeaver and I'm trying to get certified in it. So as far as web design experience, I feel you on that haha.

I was unaware that a Dreamweaver certification existed. That's good to know.


But yeah, thanks for the words of encouragement. I do well on coding most of the time all be it it takes me longer to learn coding/programming sometimes. I don't always learn quickly but when I do learn I never forget.



I also like coding because you can test something easily. If what you're trying to do doesn't work than you can simply Google the issue and fix it yourself. That's how I learn the best.
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Darkness..You and I are opposite in this. I can memorize anything but I have to be shown how to do things. Congrats on your "A"!!!!!
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