Thursday, July 3, 2008

Points for That

Study break time for RLR readers who are studying for the bar exam.

Click on this story from the London Times about a British standardized test for English language skills that awards points to students who write expletives in the exam booklet.

"The chief examiner, who is responsible for standards in exams taken by 780,000 candidates and for training for 3,000 examiners, told The Times: “It would be wicked to give it zero, because it does show some very basic skills we are looking for – like conveying some meaning and some spelling. 'It’s better than someone that doesn’t write anything at all. It shows more skills than somebody who leaves the page blank.'"

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