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Comprehensive Guide On Creating Great Quizzes

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Guide, Kids, Knowledge, Quizzes - Josephine - December 10, 2020

Are you writing a quiz, or involved in its creation and wants to improve your quiz writing skills? We got you covered. In this article, we will provide you with a few important tips on creating great quizzes. Regardless of whether you are writing a quiz for kids, teens, or adults, you will find some of the tips mentioned here useful. Without further ado, let’s start:

  1. Find the appropriate amount of questions

There are no magic number to the number of questions to include in a quiz. Generally, the number of questions on a quiz intended for a younger audience is limited so that you can keep their attention and for your quiz to be engaging. Quizzes for older people or more dedicated bases can get away with more lengthy quizzes, as complexity is not much of a problem here. In the next point, we will talk more about the complexity of the questions.

  1. Make sure the complexity of your sentences matches the preferences of your audience

Similar to the first point mentioned above, the complexity should also be adapted to the target audience that the quiz is intended for. If you are creating or writing a quiz for kids, make sure to keep the sentences simple, short, and easy to understand.

  1. Keep the answers short

Preferably, the answers should be kept as short as possible. One word answers are the best, however short phrases can work too. Full names are also okay to use. What you should try to avoid are answers that take a lot of words or even a few sentences. Remember that you are doing a quiz, not an essay writing competition. Keep the answers as short as possible.

  1. Avoid questions are too common, obvious, or predictable

A quiz must not be too hard, but it must not be too easy either. For this reason, try to avoid questions that are commonly used in quizzes. Common questions like age and gender are okay but don’t go beyond that. You should also avoid predictable questions. As an example, if your quiz is about vehicles, do not directly ask about their preferred vehicle to drive.

Additionally, do not limit your questions to just the topic of your quiz or you’ll risk being too predictable with your questions. Your questions can be anything, as long as it is used to draw out an answer and lead to a final conclusion. A question that is seemingly unrelated to the subject can actually be helpful – if it can draw out a meaningful conclusion, it is good to include in your quiz for more variety and to keep your audience engaged.

  1. Proper ordering of your questions is key to an engaging quiz

Make sure that your quiz is not too boring or too overwhelming by mixing your hard questions with the easier ones. If your audience comes across easy questions too many times in a row, they might think your quiz is made for kids, and vice versa.

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Columbia College: While Expensive, Officials Say it’s Reasonable for an Arts School

Education - Josephine - February 17, 2020

Columbia College students often complain about the high price of school, but according to the Director of Admissions Recruitment, no school in Illinois gives more money to its students.

With tuition costs at more than $17,000 a year, students are often forced to work part time and take out handsome loans to pay for their education and housing costs. The financial aid office finds themselves constantly busy helping out students in need. The number one problem is that the students don’t have enough cash, said Maria Moreno of the Student Financial Services office. But one student, Bryson Martin, standing outside the financial aid office, said it was not just cash that he needs. He was ready to drop out of school because of the high costs.

Martin has no help from his parents to pay for his education. His method of payment is mostly through FAFSA loans. Like many other student at Columbia, he said the loans aren’t even enough. He planned on talking to the Student Financial Services Office, and if they couldn’t help him out more, he would have to drop out of Columbia and go to a cheaper school.

Columbia doesn’t have statistics on why students drop out, said the Director of Admissions Recruitment Patrick Fahy. Students are free to drop out of the institution without being interviewed to find out why. Money issues may or may not be the number one reason for students leaving Columbia. But even if that is the case, Columbia is the least expensive private arts institution in the nation, said Fahy.

Columbia may seem as if it does not give money to the students because it doesn’t usually give grants based on admission status. The school reserves scholarships for students who have the motivation to apply separately, said Fahy. The school already factors in the grant money with the up-front price. They charge a flat rate because they are trying to be fair to everybody.

One solution to lowering your costs at Columbia is to live off campus. When the rates are around $10,000 a year to live on campus, paying $450 a month for your own place doesn’t seem like a bad idea. That is exactly what one student, Walter Hurley, 21, is doing. Though he still has to take out loans to pay for his education costs, Hurley can pay for his housing with the money he makes from interning at Heroin Chic. Though it takes him about an hour to get to school, he can afford his own studio apartment in Rogers Park.

So Columbia may be an expensive school, but the reason is because it is a private arts institution. If you are determined to go to an arts school, Columbia may actually be cheaper than any other arts school you will find.

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