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Question about noting comments about a particular question during the official SCJP exam

 
Larry Olson
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Hi,

I remember someone (I think it was Ankit Garg who mentioned this in one of his postings) telling that there was a way to write down comments for each question on the SCJP exam? That way when you review the questions again, you will clearly know which questions you have done correctly and which questions you might have made a mistake? That way one doesn't have to waste time working through each question again while reviewing them? This is what I roughly remember about this particular tip.

Could someone who has a good idea about this elaborate on this particular feature, how exactly to use it and take advantage of it? Ankit, do you remember?

BTW do any of the mock exams contain this feature?

Thanks much
 
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Hi Larry,

If I remember correctly, when I took the test, they gave me a small whiteboard about the size of a sheet of paper on which I could take notes. I don't remember the actual computer software having any note-taking mechanism.

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Each question has a checkbox to flag it for review, and when you see the list of questions it poitns out which ones you have flagged for review.

Just remember if you try to review the drag-and-drop questions, it will totally wipe out your answer and you have to redo the whole thing.
 
Larry Olson
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If I remember correctly, when I took the test, they gave me a small whiteboard about the size of a sheet of paper on which I could take notes. I don't remember the actual computer software having any note-taking mechanism.


OK. But I am sure Ankit mentioned in one of his postings that there was a "computer software feature" that the official SCJP exam provides, where you could make a comment or take notes so that you know what exactly you missed in a question etc. Unfortunately I couldn't use the javaranch search to find this posting I hope Ankit could help....
 
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Well in both the SCJP and SCWCD exams that I gave, there was a button at the bottom which said "Comments", there I wrote comments about the question. Like if in a question there is a statement float f = 10.2;, I know that this is a compile time error (as 10.2 is a double literal). So I wrote this in the comment box. That way when I review the questions and I come to that question, I can check the comment to see why I chose "Fails to compile" as the right answer. You can use the comments box for other things too, like writing any doubts in the question etc...
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:Well in both the SCJP and SCWCD exams that I gave, there was a button at the bottom which said "Comments", there I wrote comments about the question. Like if in a question there is a statement float f = 10.2;, I know that this is a compile time error (as 10.2 is a double literal). So I wrote this in the comment box. That way when I review the questions and I come to that question, I can check the comment to see why I chose "Fails to compile" as the right answer. You can use the comments box for other things too, like writing any doubts in the question etc...


Thanks for the feedback, Ankit. That sounds like a very useful feature and a big time saver during review, that the test takers could benefit from. Thanks for providing a good example of this case.

But from what you say ("exams I gave") and from what others (Joe and Michael in their posts above) seem to be saying (that they didn't notice a comment feature), could it be possible that this feature was unique in the exam center you took? But what are the odds that could be the case?

I thought the exam is standardized universally and the software environment that is presented in all the exam centers throughout the world should be the same. Otherwise it wouldn't be a fair system, right? So I am very surprised that others would have missed noticing this feature or failed to take advantage of it. It would be interesting to know if anyone else who took these tests had noticed and used this feature.
 
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