QUESTION IN REGARDS TO FILL-IN THE BLANK

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    Julie Brown

    In the drag-n-drop questions, the exam gives you at least enough of the "left column" items to correctly drop into the graphic on the "right" side. I emphasize the words "at least" because if you read those questions carefully, you may notice they will sometimes say "not all items may (or will?) be used". So even if there's six items on the left and six blanks on the right, if two of those items don't make any sense at all in the answer, leave them unused over in the left column. Similarly, if you drag one item over and another identical item is still sitting in its spot in the queue, it might mean you'll need two of those items placed to address the question. But it will never be the case that you won't be given enough "left column" items to place in your graphic. You can't copy/paste.

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    Kaveh Namazyfard

    thank you Julie,

    It's just to me the other 3 answers on the left didn't look right at all for the situation, and I had 2 more spots on the right to be filled. maybe there were right and tats why I failed. i read the question 5 times because I was pretty sure that remaining answers on the left are wrong. 

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    Julie Brown

    Don't answer with any specifics to the question you faced, but: if your response to the question was that you wished you had one more on "item whatever" from the left column because there was a blank on the right where that already-used up item should go in addition to being placed in a blank you already filled... then you probably were incorrect. There will always be enough of the correct items to put in the correct graphic boxes. But if you put all the answers from the left column that made sense (and were correct) into the graphic on the right column, and you still had blanks to fill in on the graphic and no items left on the left that would be correct, that's where it's important to note whether the question says "not all items will be used"... it may just be that if you have unused items but still also have blanks on the graphic, and that's what was expected by the exam. That was the craziest to me, because my intuition is "if there's a blank, I must fill it". Nope! Don't fill it if your only options are to fill it with something incorrect.

    This would be the kind of question that I would make note of, and immediately go to your study resources and try to read up on any additional information that might provide a clearer understanding or help you should you face a future question on that topic.

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    Kaveh Namazyfard

    thank you, so if it had said only use 2 of the items and have 5 blanks,  use 2 like it says and leave the remaining blank ? this does not test my knowledge of architecture, its more of a testing skill I believe, and on a 4 hour exam why would you do that to anyone.

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    Julie Brown

    The question probably won't tell you an exact quantity of items to use, just that not ALL of them might be used. I can think of a specific question I had that was like that, as I said, the amount of items to use happened to equal the amount of blanks in the graphic. I was confident in placing 4 out of 6 of them, absolutely solid on my knowledge. Then there were two blanks and two items left and I strongly felt like neither remaining item would be correctly placed anywhere in the remaining spots on the graphic.

    Yes, this feels a little dubious for an exam question, but if you think about it, it IS testing your knowledge of architecture in that a person who didn't KNOW their stuff but winged a guess by placing all the items would get this wrong. A person who saw the remaining two items and knew "nope, those do not apply" would probably get this question right, as long as they understood that it was okay to leave blanks. I definitely don't like that the question leaves it to you to infer from its subtle clue that yeah, blanks may be left if that's the correct solution. That's why I'm sharing that info to save another person from doubt!

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    Suchitra Van

    wow just wow!

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