... I like people, so a classroom anywhere would be better. But, so much of the world is taking place on line, I decided to get rid of that Calif Highway Patrol speeding ticket with...ta-da...an on-line course.
First, I'm a fast reader.
Second, I'm a lawyer.
Third, I really don't like reading pages and pages of stuff off a monitor.
It doesn't matter, you have to wait 67 minutes before taking the test for that section and...you really can't completely wander away because there is only a 23 minute window to answer the questions or, the damned thing resets itself. There are, Heaven forbid, seven of these sections!
Okay, but the question of, "If all the water in Lake Tahoe were spread out over all of California, how deep would it be?" seemed a bit unfair for a Driver's Education Test....
They put that question in to make sure you read the material...but, the answers between 9 inches and one foot...I couldn't remember. I'm told that in real classes now, High School (?) and Colleges (?) that one can't open a new window or browser while doing an assignment or taking a test...(how do they ensure this?)
I feel so out of touch with the world of education if what I am told is true....not only how do they block you leaving, but do people at any level of education take tests on line, or with their computer? What happened to a pen and paper, or, at least a number 2 pencil and a test sheet of multiple choice? What is the world coming to?
Yes, yes, I know...I did cheat, I Googled the Lake Tahoe question in a new window...the correct answer is...."Lake Tahoe would cover the State of California to a depth of 14 inches." So none of the choices offered were correct, but one foot was closest. This answer would not have affected my score or passing this damned Driver's Education course...but pride would not let me get any question wrong.
How egregious was this bad behavior of mine?
Truly, I sense that this was malium in se, and not just malium prohibitum.
I know that I know and this is what has me worried.
What's on your mind?
Best Wishes, Traveller