Passed the IR written today...what a ridiculous test.

Discussion in 'Cleared for the Approach' started by tawood, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. dmspilot

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    The complaint against rote memorization in the context of the FAA exams is that people memorize the landing distance over a 50' obstacle according to Figure 48 when the pressure altitude is 5,000' and the temperature is 101°F and the wind is calm is 1,866 feet, for example.
     
  2. TCABM

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    I get it and understand completely. That type of question, in my opinion, is a poor question and a poorly designed test.

    It grates on me that with the quality of instructional design and learning performance professionals in the US that the FAA puts out such poor material.
     
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    Apparently the request for bid is out for the new computer system. Bases on the capabilities they described of the current system, it must be over 30 years old. So perhaps that capability of better more random questions is coming.
     
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    Somehow, I just can't understand the appeal of learning by rote memorization. What a dreary way to do it!