My hawsepiper friend just sat for his unlimited license. While preparing to test his academy graduate shipmates gave him some helpful testing tips that are disturbing. One such disturbing tip was that the three-body fix test questions could be solved by memorizing some kind of mnemonic that gives the test answer without having to do the problem. (The answer letter follows the first letter of the question in the mnemonic, or something like that.) I guess there’s lots of these.
(When I tested I did my three-body problem three times to be certain of my answer. Guess I wasted my time…)
What’s disturbing to me is that some of the tests can be ‘solved’ this way. I’m wondering why the test can’t be produced with the answer order randomized so test takers actually have to solve for the answers. The test making computer already picks questions (somewhat) at random. Why not randomly order the answers as well?