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Aptitude Test For Software Instructor

Are you stuck with car payments twice the size of your mortgage? Have you been fired so many times that the state named an Unemployment Office after you? Do you think you can handle a pack of 8 year olds on caffeine? Then YOU may be qualified for a promising career in adult education - teaching Software Development! Just answer these 9 11 10 questions and see if you have what it takes to be a successful Software Instructor!

1) A 'syllabus' is a?

a)       Means of public transportation.

b)       Overview of the course, uh... maybe objectives, or grading, or something.

c)       Latin word for ... no, a Greek word for a summary or outline or overview of the course.

d)       I'll look it up at break time.

2) A 'GAP Analysis' is:

a)       A method of comparing the cost of blue jeans.

b)      Used for setting the spark plug gap on my vintage Pinto.

c)       The difference between what I know and what I teach.

d)       <oops! I forgot to put an answer here. I'll change it for the next class.>

3) The most important aspect of computer programming is:

a)       Knowing where the coffee machine is.

b)       Knowing where the soda machine is.

c)       Knowing how to make microwave popcorn.

d)       All of the above.

4) Use 'open' questions rather than 'closed' questions when...

a)       You know what that means.

b)       The dean is sitting in on the class.

c)       You forgot to bring the handouts to class.

d)       The students are awake.

 5) Student presentations are a great way to...

a)       Kill time when you run out of material.

b)       Demonstrate 'Death by Powerpoint®'.

c)       Terrorize hapless programmer-wanna-be's.

d)       Prepare students for a career in management if they can't make it as programmers!

6) The 'Pygmalion Effect' is...

a)       Interesting.

b)       Well researched.

c)       Worth continued study.

d)       Their next written assignment, so they can tell me what the darned thing is!

7) Most students learn by....

a)       Visual stimulation (seeing).

b)       Audio stimulation (hearing).

c)       Kinesthetic stimulation (doing).

d)       Taking someone else's class (flunking).

8) The science of proxemics can be used to...

a)       Reduce swelling in inflamed tissues.

b)       Figure out how close you can get to the cute students.

c)       Learn how students use space, because they obviously have a lot of it between their ears.

d)       Make your resume look great.

To score the test follow these simple steps:

1.        Write a ten thousand word essay on Florentine architecture.

2.        Write a twenty thousand word essay critiquing your previous essay.

3.        Write a fifty thousand word essay explaining why the previous two essays were not an effective method of test scoring. Use at least six references. Use APA or MLA formatting.

If you gave the scoring to someone else to complete, then you may have what it takes to be a Software Instructor!


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