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In online summer school are you supposed to answer all questions in the preamble to the question?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24597points) April 9th, 2019

I usually skip them. Are we expected to answer anything with a question mark at the end? It is frustrating to have to answer things that I don’t care about.

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LostInParadise's avatar

I have no idea what you are talking about. What is online summer school? Is it run by the government? Does the course count on your high school record?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Grade 12 cyber school in English online, during the summer break . Chartered school. Yes it counts. I dropped out of class. I took the questions as conversation, and could be skipped.

LostInParadise's avatar

Did you drop out of the online course or the regular course that you took in high school? I am having trouble making sense of what you are saying.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise I passed my high school. I just wanted to see if I re-took an easier English course if I can get 100%. It was too hard and aggravating to take grade 10 over. It was an online cyber school that I signed up for $500. I was having trouble and dropped out for a full refund.
The teacher had some stuff at the beginning of the course that I took as useless fluff and conversation. I wonder if I needed to answer her sentences that ended with a question mark.

LostInParadise's avatar

What difference does it make if you dropped out of the course?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise It doesn’t. I am just being chatty.

Jeruba's avatar

I would think that all the instructions you need about what to answer and how would be included in the course itself. That would be a better source than the sheer guesswork of outsiders who can’t see what you’re looking at.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Jeruba You would think. I got confused, and dropped out of the class. At least I have a copy of the reading list (somewhere). I liked the wizard of EarthSea.

kritiper's avatar

I would think one would have to keep all the other questions in mind to give the final answer. It would be as if the initial questions were setting the basic parameters for that final answer.

Kardamom's avatar

If you skip over some of the information, and don’t answer all of the questions, you will not get much out of the course. If you get bored easily, it is unlikely that you will be able to pass a course.

School takes a commitment. Not just a desire to be handed a grade for no learning. Learning is the goal of classes, and school.

Jeruba's avatar

I thought we might be talking about rhetorical questions in an introductory section, such as (imaginary example): “This is a class in sandwich making. Do you ever wonder whether to put mayonnaise on one slice of bread or two? Where does the lettuce go? Can you combine jelly with mustard? This class will answer your questions.” If it’s like that, then no, those questions are not meant for students to write out answers to and turn them in. They’re just setting a purpose for the class.

Since it’s online, one big clue would be whether there’s any space for a response or any way to respond to the teacher’s preface.

On the other hand, if they’re questions such as “What is your goal in taking this course?” and “What is your highest level of education attained?” I would say the teacher is expecting an answer.

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