Monday, February 4, 2008

Cheating on tests

Various youngsters share their favorite test-cheating techniques here. What struck me was the high overhead and low information content of their devices. All of their tricks have the capacity to hold a few words of text, or maybe a paragraph at best. Is this what exams in schools have become -- the rote regurgitation of a set number of words? Wouldn't it be easier to just memorize the darn words?