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Lesson Where Your Grade Is Determined By How Many Problems You Get Wrong

The more you get "wrong", the higher your score.
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Because you figured out that everything taught in this lesson was wrong and you can actually engage in critical thinking.

The subject isn't important, the point is plausible "facts" are taught about a certain subject that are completely wrong. Enough information is given for the critical thinker to figure this out and get an A by checking the correct answers that were taught to be wrong answers in the lesson body.

Let the little goody good, monkey see, monkey do, teachers pets get an F for once. Now go into the world with a clue that everything you're told by the "experts" might not be right.

doctorremulac3, Jan 13 2019


       It has been known for very high marks to be scored* by writing "This question is unanswerable, as it is badly thought out, poorly phrased, and lacks essential information" and then proceeding to re-write the test in a more meaningful way, then supplying the correct, partially correct, disputable, ambiguous and incorrect answers.   

       *Leading to an offer of employment.
8th of 7, Jan 13 2019

       Who'd've thought it was so tough to get into McDonald's these days?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 13 2019

       Maybe just a creative writing assignment where you get to expound on an idea that is presented incorrectly?
RayfordSteele, Jan 13 2019

       Nothing like the 1/2B, then ... oh, wait ...   

       // tough to get into McDonald's //   

       They've raised their standards after they hired you.
8th of 7, Jan 13 2019

       *Yay [8th of 7] you told it like it is on *scored.
beanangel, Jan 13 2019

       So if you know the whole thing is hogwash and deliberately give answers with which you disagree you're no better than those who believe it?
Voice, Jan 13 2019

       The tricky part is this would have to be some subject that nobody knows about but through deductive reasoning you'd figure that, with the data given, the conclusions are all wrong.   

       This would require some creativity to make it plausible. One idea would be to carefully review the controversial studies on lipidology over the years as the template to get something that sounds plausible that's dead wrong. Or many aspects of diet for that matter. That's a subject where misinformation is still widely disseminated in various "bombshell, breakthrough studies" from time to time, often funded by the industries selling the crappy food being lauded as getting a bad break.   

       Without getting into a discussion about proper human diet, and although I might have mentioned this before, I'll bypass all that and just give you the 3 second lesson on how to figure out what any given animal or organism should eat.   

       1- What did it evolve to eat?   

       2- Feed it that.   

       So if you want to learn, for instance, what a dolphin should eat, say you applied for a job at the aquarium by lying and saying "Yes" on the part that said: "Have ever you taken any college courses on the diet, biochemistry, metabolism and digestive tract of cetaceans?" and they hired you. Now you have to figure out what to feed the dolphins and somebody tells you to feed them Twinkies and donuts because those have the 8 essential vitamins and iron that a dolphin body craves. They may well be right, but you would need to do some serious studies about dolphin physiology and the chemistry involved or... you could just use the quick and easy diet analysis plan outlined above.   

       Dolphins evolved eating fish, and although Twinkies may in fact be superior for the dolphin who wants to really stand out for the lady dolphins, there will have to be some proof that they're better than fish which dolphins evolved to eat. Now don't get me wrong, science can absolutely come up with some kind of dolphin super-food, but exceptional claims will require exceptional proof.   

       Anyway, got off track there but point is, you could come up with something that isn't blatantly obvious but that wouldn't get by the savvy critical thinker.
doctorremulac3, Jan 13 2019

       By the way, I appreciate that nobody pointed out that all tests are determined by how many problems you get wrong and it was understood what I meant. Thank you for that.   

       A better wording might be "Test where "wrong" answers are actually correct."
doctorremulac3, Jan 16 2019

       //Your Grade Is Determined By How Many Problems You Get Wrong// This exists already, and is the basis for the management structure of the UK Civil Service.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2019

       //1- What did it evolve to eat?   

       2- Feed it that.//   

       The problem is that you also have to ask "how long did it evolve to live for?" and, in the case of humans, that's basically about 40-50 years. Bye, [doc].
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 16 2019


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