Too picky with marking correct answers

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Too picky with marking correct answers

Just took the Kwiz on my lesson plan and the question was to fill in the blank for this sentence:

"__________________ hier quand je lui ai marche sur le pied."("I hurt Olive yesterday when I stepped on her foot.")

Here was my answer, which was marked wrong:

"J'ai fait mal à Olivier hier quand je lui ai marche sur le pied."

My mistake? It wasn't at all the grammar. I simply typed Olivier instead Olive, probably because subconsciously Olivier seems like a French name to me, whereas Olive doesn't.

Now, although I understand this lesson completely and thoroughly, I will be marked down and have to do several more tests just to get back to where I was instead getting the extra percentage points that I should have gotten. 

May I suggest that a simple typo with a name - which is completely irrelevant to the lesson - should be marked as "almost correct" and the answer be given the total points.

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Shamrockhill,

Thank you for feedback! I am sorry to say that this happens sometimes and your answer has now been amended to be marked as 'nearly correct'. I am transferring your question to our Helpdesk team who will get back to you about the rest of your comment. 

I hope this is helpful. 

Bonne journée !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

As annoying as this can be, do you know you can just test that lesson alone repeatedly, rather than have to full quizzes again each time ? I didn’t for ages, and it was frustrating as … Anyway, if not, all you need do is create a notebook with just that one lesson in, and repeat until that lesson alone gets to 100%, where it seems it should be. (I suspect this may be one of the ‘tricks’ some points accumulators use, but maybe I’m just too sceptical).

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thank you Maarten. I appreciate your concern and advice.

Yes, I do save lessons to my Notebook to study and test. However, frequently I am blocked from being allowed to test them if I have recently been tested on that particular subject in my Study Plan. And, often when I do test them, and my answers are all correct, my percentage stays the same. I have even had the strange and very discouraging experience of the percentage going down considerably when I retested a subject - again with correct answers every time.  

As for the "point accumulators" - I don't really concern myself with being competitive in that way. I have always been motivated by learning and achieving my own goals. If others want to "play the system" just to get points, then that is really their loss. 

One of the advantages to this learning site is the wonderful and positive support and feedback from people like you. My goal is to achieve the C1 level like yourself.

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci, Celine ! Your help and feedback are appreciated.

MichaelC1Kwiziq community member

I have a similar complaint in one sentence "Anne hurts Juliette by pulling her hair" _______________ en lui tirant les cheveux. I accidentally typed "Anna" instead of "Anne" and was punished by having my percentage drop quite a lot. I think this type of questions should have Anne and Juliette outside the blank since typing the names is not being tested. 

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Michael,

Similar answers (including "Anna") have now been marked as "nearly correct" for this test question. 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Too picky with marking correct answers

Just took the Kwiz on my lesson plan and the question was to fill in the blank for this sentence:

"__________________ hier quand je lui ai marche sur le pied."("I hurt Olive yesterday when I stepped on her foot.")

Here was my answer, which was marked wrong:

"J'ai fait mal à Olivier hier quand je lui ai marche sur le pied."

My mistake? It wasn't at all the grammar. I simply typed Olivier instead Olive, probably because subconsciously Olivier seems like a French name to me, whereas Olive doesn't.

Now, although I understand this lesson completely and thoroughly, I will be marked down and have to do several more tests just to get back to where I was instead getting the extra percentage points that I should have gotten. 

May I suggest that a simple typo with a name - which is completely irrelevant to the lesson - should be marked as "almost correct" and the answer be given the total points.

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