- Do not mention parts of the question in the answer.
- Do not have one answer with long explaining text.
- Design answer combinations to avoid lucky-as-a-monkey winners.
- Do not use multiple choice tests :-)
Unfortunately the ones in tech knows these anti patterns, so they will not do the trick here. I really hate certifications. At best they only give you level 2 (out of 5) level knowledge of a subject.
- Use it to learn it. I cannot learn to program in a new programming language by listening to a teacher or by reading a book alone. I have to get my hands dirty and try new language constructs etc.
- Teach it to learn it. When you explain stuff using your own words you learn it yourself.
- Study it hard to learn. I used to be good at that in university. But it seems harder with an older brain, a family and the ability to really deep dive into something is rusting.
At this years GOTO Cph I'm actually hosting two tracks. The Testing track and the Drones and Robotics track.
But let us get back to the wrong way to do multiple choice tests. Below are some of examples of really bad multiple-choice tests. Can you identify the before-mentioned anti-patterns? Actually I think there are a lot of other bad questionnaire patterns and some of them might be hidden in the examples below (including bad english):