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1 Global On Line Assessment (The GOLA Exams) Coping with Complex Questions Presented by Norman Leaver Learnatrade Ltd. ©Norman Leaver 2010 NEXT

2 Global On Line Assessment (The GOLA Exams) Coping with Complex Questions NEXT People call me occasionally saying: Ive just done an exam and none of the questions in your Revision pack were in the exam!

3 Global On Line Assessment (The GOLA Exams) Coping with Complex Questions NEXT People call me occasionally saying: Ive just done an exam and none of the questions in your Revision pack were in the exam! The questions are in the Revision pack, but because they are written differently by the City & Guilds, it can sometimes be difficult to recognise them. This tutorial will help you with this.

4 Because the people who write the exam questions for the City & Guilds are very clever people, they like to write their questions in a very clever way. Sadly, when you are starting out in plumbing, its all a bit confusing to start with, and what you dont need is Cleverness Because the people who write the exam questions for the City & Guilds are very clever people, they like to write their questions in a very clever way. Sadly, when you are starting out in plumbing, its all a bit confusing to start with, and what you dont need is Cleverness NEXT

5 PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit Heres an example of what the questions might be like.

6 What is the sum when a single unit is combined with a unit of the same value? NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit Heres an example of what the questions might be like.

7 What is the sum when a single unit is combined with a unit of the same value? Which is just a smart Alec way of asking.. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit Heres an example of what the questions might be like.

8 What is the sum when a single unit is combined with a unit of the same value? Which is just a smart Alec way of asking.. What is 1 plus 1? NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit Heres an example of what the questions might be like.

9 Now, I can hear you saying What a load of nonsense! Nobody would ask questions like that!! Now, I can hear you saying What a load of nonsense! Nobody would ask questions like that!! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

10 So how about this one? A genuine question from an exam paper. So how about this one? A genuine question from an exam paper. Now, I can hear you saying What a load of nonsense! Nobody would ask questions like that!! Now, I can hear you saying What a load of nonsense! Nobody would ask questions like that!! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

11 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

12 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? OK! Dont Panic!! Im going to show you how to deal with this kind of question. Click the NEXT button to get on with it. OK! Dont Panic!! Im going to show you how to deal with this kind of question. Click the NEXT button to get on with it. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

13 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? Those lovely people at the City & Guilds who have to write the exam papers have a major problem. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

14 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? Those lovely people at the City & Guilds who have to write the exam papers have a major problem. And that is, with only a limited amount of questions to ask, how can they make the questions seem new and different? NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

15 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? They do it by adding in all sorts of unnecessary bits of information so that it seems like a brand new question. So what were going to do now is to look at the question and cross out all the garbage so that you can see what the question really is! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

16 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? It doesnt make any difference where the plumber is drilling, so you can get rid of the first bit of information about the external wall. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

17 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? And it also doesnt matter what kind of building the plumber is drilling into, or what kind of construction site! So out with the next couple of bits. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

18 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? Making fixings to brickwork? More nonsense!! Get rid of it!!! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

19 A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? And as for Other trades working on an adjacent scaffold platform More filling! It has absolutely nothing to do with the question!! So out it goes. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

20 NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit Now read the question again and you will see that, after all the garbage is removed, what you have left is simply..... A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? A plumber is drilling an external wall of a house on a new construction site to make fixings to brickwork while other trades are working on an adjacent scaffold platform. Which one of the following correctly lists the safety items that the plumber should be wearing? When using a drill, what PPE should be worn?

21 When you are doing the exam, and you get a question like that with lots of stuff you know nothing about, DONT PANIC! Just read it carefully to find out what the REAL question is. When you are doing the exam, and you get a question like that with lots of stuff you know nothing about, DONT PANIC! Just read it carefully to find out what the REAL question is. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

22 More helpful hints! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

23 You know everything! Yes, its true! Your teacher will have told you everything you need to know, and by using the Plumbing Level 2 Revision pack to remind you what youve already learned in the classroom, there is nothing in the exam you cant answer! You know everything! Yes, its true! Your teacher will have told you everything you need to know, and by using the Plumbing Level 2 Revision pack to remind you what youve already learned in the classroom, there is nothing in the exam you cant answer! More helpful hints! NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

24 Ask your teacher if its an open book or closed book exam. If its open book, make sure you take all the reference books you need with you to the exam. Before the exam NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

25 Stop revising! Dont do any revision the day before the exam. You have enough information in your head to pass the exam, and if you revise right up to the last minute you will just give yourself confusion, stress, and brain ache! Have a rest. Relax. Stop revising! Dont do any revision the day before the exam. You have enough information in your head to pass the exam, and if you revise right up to the last minute you will just give yourself confusion, stress, and brain ache! Have a rest. Relax. The day before the exam NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

26 Give yourself plenty of time and get to the place of the exam early – at least 15 minutes before the exam is timed to start. This gives you time to relax and get yourself into gear to take the test. The person who watches over you while you take the exam is called the invigilator. Listen carefully to any instructions given to you by the invigilator. Give yourself plenty of time and get to the place of the exam early – at least 15 minutes before the exam is timed to start. This gives you time to relax and get yourself into gear to take the test. The person who watches over you while you take the exam is called the invigilator. Listen carefully to any instructions given to you by the invigilator. On the day of the exam NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

27 Read the question and each of the four answers before making your selection. Dont rush! Youll have plenty of time to answer all the questions. Look at any illustrations. Remember that the illustrations provide you with information which will be required to answer the question correctly. Read the question and each of the four answers before making your selection. Dont rush! Youll have plenty of time to answer all the questions. Look at any illustrations. Remember that the illustrations provide you with information which will be required to answer the question correctly. Taking the exam. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

28 You dont have to do the questions in the order they appear in the exam. Go through all the questions quickly and answer the ones you definitely know. If youre not sure about a question, dont waste time on it, choose the flag option to mark the question and return to it after youve gone through the whole exam paper. This way youll have all the easy questions answered and can spend more time on the hard questions. You dont have to do the questions in the order they appear in the exam. Go through all the questions quickly and answer the ones you definitely know. If youre not sure about a question, dont waste time on it, choose the flag option to mark the question and return to it after youve gone through the whole exam paper. This way youll have all the easy questions answered and can spend more time on the hard questions. Taking the exam. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

29 If youre really having difficulty with a question. Look at the answers and do a 50/50 by getting rid of the answers that cant possibly be correct. There are usually two answers which are obviously wrong. Then if you have a guess between the last two answers, youll have at least a 50% chance of getting the right answer. If youre really having difficulty with a question. Look at the answers and do a 50/50 by getting rid of the answers that cant possibly be correct. There are usually two answers which are obviously wrong. Then if you have a guess between the last two answers, youll have at least a 50% chance of getting the right answer. Taking the exam. NEXT PREVIOUS Learnatrade.com Exit

30 ANSWER EVERY QUESTION! If you leave a question unanswered you are guaranteed to get a zero. If you have a guess, at least you have a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right. And that's it! Be cool, enjoy the exam, and let me know how you got on! Norm. ANSWER EVERY QUESTION! If you leave a question unanswered you are guaranteed to get a zero. If you have a guess, at least you have a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right. And that's it! Be cool, enjoy the exam, and let me know how you got on! Norm. And finally. Learnatrade.com Exit NEXT PREVIOUS

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