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I teach philosophy and literature, but, like teachers of virtually any subject, I often have reason to mention engineers in my classroom. How come?
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Are you referring to engineering students? Working engineers? Do you use them to illustrate a point about philosophy or literature? Is the word 'engineers' itself relevant? Is it part of a well-known phrase? Part of a mnemonic? Are engineers used as an example of something?
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Engineers: Mechanical engineers? Train engineers?
Do you mention specific engineers? Engineers in general?
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Relevant that engineering is often considered more difficult than other subjects? more promising? more prestigious?

Are female engineers specifically relevant?
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Are you referring to engineering students? yesWorking engineers? yesDo you use them to illustrate a point about philosophy or literature? no more than about any other academic field of study Is the word 'engineers' itself relevant? no Is it part of a well-known phrase? no Part of a mnemonic? noAre engineers used as an example of something? yes
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Engineers: Mechanical engineers? Train engineers?
Do you mention specific engineers? Engineers in general? I mention something specific, which I think would fall under civil engineering
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Nimue, you missed my questions.
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Relevant that engineering is often considered more difficult than other subjects? nomore promising? no more prestigious? no

Are female engineers specifically relevant? no
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Nimue, you missed my questions. Rectified (see above), with my apologies.
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Rectified (see above), with my apologies. Thanks, and no need to apologize.

Wikipedia lists the following sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Any of them particularly relevant?

Materials Science and engineering
Coastal engineering
Construction engineering
Earthquake engineering
Environmental engineering
Geophysics
Geotechnical engineering
Water resources engineering
Structural engineering
Structural engineering at NanoScale (Nanotechnology)
Geodesy
Surveying
Transportation engineering
Municipal or urban engineering
Earth Science
Atmospheric sciences
Forensic engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Control engineering
Biomechanics
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Rectified (see above), with my apologies. Thanks, and no need to apologize.

Wikipedia lists the following sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Any of them particularly relevant? A particular engineering task is relevant & I think it would fall under construction engineering or structural engineering.

Materials Science and engineering
Coastal engineering
Construction engineering
Earthquake engineering
Environmental engineering
Geophysics
Geotechnical engineering
Water resources engineering
Structural engineering
Structural engineering at NanoScale (Nanotechnology)
Geodesy
Surveying
Transportation engineering
Municipal or urban engineering
Earth Science
Atmospheric sciences
Forensic engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Control engineering
Biomechanics
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Is a particular structure mentioned? A bridge? Tower? Building?

Do you actually use the word "engineers"? Is a simile or metaphor involved?
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Is a particular structure mentioned? yes A bridge? yes Tower? This could work too, but I think a bridge is best Building? ditto

Do you actually use the word "engineers"? Well, 'an engineer'Is a simile or metaphor involved? no, but you're ORT
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Is it a hypothetical sentence/question? Such as "Would an engineer ever _____?"
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Is it a hypothetical sentence/question? yes Such as "Would an engineer ever _____?" It does not have that form.
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Does the question involve an engineer building a bridge? Is it a yes/no question? Does it contain the word who? What? When? Why? Where? How? Are you making a point about different people being suited to different tasks? About how different professions view something? Relevant that building a bridge would be a large and difficult undertaking?
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Does the question involve an engineer building a bridge? yesIs it a yes/no question? yesDoes it contain the word who?no but you're ORT What? noWhen? no Why? no Where? no How? possibly but not necessarilyAre you making a point about different people being suited to different tasks? noAbout how different professions view something? yopeRelevant that building a bridge would be a large and difficult undertaking? noish
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Does the question actually contain a question word?

Is the question used to illustrate something students do? should do? should not do? teachers do? should do? should not do? scientific methods relevant?
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Does the question actually contain a question word? What's a question word? For example. does the question "Are you sleepy?" contain a question word?

Is the question used to illustrate something students do? noshould do? no should not do? yesishteachers do? yes should do? see next answershould not do? yesscientific methods relevant? no
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By question word, I mean the ones in wh- (who, where etc.) and 'how'. "Are you sleepy?" does not contain a question word.
So, according to this definition, does it contain a question word? (Well, probably not since it's a yes/no question, but I'm asking anyway, just to make sure)
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Is the question asking whether an engineer would do something? Is the answer to the question obvious to everyone in the room? Are you asking the question to make a point? To start up discussion? To set up an analogy to something else? Do you hope that your asking the question will help your students understand something? Encourage them to do something? Make them feel better about something?

Do you expect any response to the question?

Might a professor of engineering ask the same question in their class?
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By question word, I mean the ones in wh- (who, where etc.) and 'how'. "Are you sleepy?" does not contain a question word. It might contain 'how,' but need not. It won't contain any of the others.
So, according to this definition, does it contain a question word? (Well, probably not since it's a yes/no question, but I'm asking anyway, just to make sure)
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Is the question asking whether an engineer would do something? noIs the answer to the question obvious to everyone in the room? yesAre you asking the question to make a point? yesTo start up discussion? noTo set up an analogy to something else? yesishDo you hope that your asking the question will help your students understand something? yesishEncourage them to do something? noish Make them feel better about something? no

Do you expect any response to the question?yope

Might a professor of engineering ask the same question in their class? unlikely
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Random thoughts about bridges - are any of these relevant?
-Must have some method of support.
-Must be structually sound.
-Requires exact calculations and measurements.
-Worthless if only half finished.
-May have two starting points-then meet in the middle.
-Or have a starting point and a precise ending point.
(ack...maybe I need to audit one of your classes to learn about bridges!)
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Random thoughts about bridges - are any of these relevant?
-Must have some method of support.noish
-Must be structually sound. yes
-Requires exact calculations and measurements. yes
-Worthless if only half finished. no
-May have two starting points-then meet in the middle. no
-Or have a starting point and a precise ending point. no
(ack...maybe I need to audit one of your classes to learn about bridges!) You'd probably hear me make the remark, but you would hardly learn about bridges from someone who knows as little about them as I do.
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building metaphorical bridges?
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building metaphorical bridges? No--that's very OWT (on the wrong track).
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Relevant that you cannot start building a bridge with the keystone?

Is the material relevant? If so, stone? wood? steel?
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Relevant that you cannot start building a bridge with the keystone?No. I didn't know that & am not sure what it mean.

Is the material relevant? no If so, stone? wood? steel?
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If you build an arch bridge, the keystone is the last stone in the middle. You can see it here.

Is the question used to illustrate study techniques? writing techniques? grading? exams? research?
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If you build an arch bridge, the keystone is the last stone in the middle. You can see it here. Thsnks!!

Is the question used to illustrate study techniques? no writing techniques? no grading? Yes. GOOOOOOOD question exams? see previous answer research? no
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Does it apply to grading essay exams? true/false exams? multiple choice exams? fill in the blank exams?

Do you want to make a point about how a teacher grades?
Curved grading relevant?
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Does it apply to grading essay exams? possibly true/false exams? no multiple choice exams? no fill in the blank exams? no

Do you want to make a point about how a teacher grades? yes
Curved grading relevant?No, but you're ORT
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Letter grading vs. percentage grading relevant?

Does the reference to engineers and bridges have to do with the need for precision? Vs. grading, where an exact numeric grade may be unnecessary?
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Relevant that essays and similar are somewhat subjective, having no right or wrong answer? Relevant that students might disagree with a grade you award? Relevant that it is very rare to get 100% or close on an essay?

Do you compare some aspect of grading to the actions of an engineer building a bridge? If so, do you point out the similarities? Differences?
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Letter grading vs. percentage grading relevant?

Does the reference to engineers and bridges have to do with the need for precision? yesishVs. grading, where an exact numeric grade may be unnecessary? no
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Relevant that essays and similar are somewhat subjective, having no right or wrong answer? no Relevant that students might disagree with a grade you award? yes Relevant that it is very rare to get 100% or close on an essay? no

Do you compare some aspect of grading to the actions of an engineer building a bridge? noIf so, do you point out the similarities? Differences?
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"Even though your paper might be structurally sound, engineered within grammatical tolerance, and contain many artistic features... if you build a bridge to nowhere, how would it ever get used/applied?"

(Reference: Papers with irrelevant topics or writers with a tendency to go off on tangents)
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Do you ask the question in an attempt to explain why you gave out a certain grade? To stop students complaining that they think you were unfair? To encourage them to go for better grades?

Relevant that a badly made bridge could cause a catastrophe? Relevant that even if a bridge's measurements or construction were only slightly off, it could still collapse?

Is it anything related to "if you have to drive across a bridge, wouldn't you want to know that the engineer who built it got an A at college"?
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you missed this question above:
Letter grading vs. percentage grading relevant?
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"Even though your paper might be structurally sound, engineered within grammatical tolerance, and contain many artistic features... if you build a bridge to nowhere, how would it ever get used/applied?"no

(Reference: Papers with irrelevant topics or writers with a tendency to go off on tangents)
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Do you ask the question in an attempt to explain why you gave out a certain grade? yresishTo stop students complaining that they think you were unfair? yopeTo encourage them to go for better grades? no

Relevant that a badly made bridge could cause a catastrophe? YES!!! GOOOOOOD QUESTION!! Relevant that even if a bridge's measurements or construction were only slightly off, it could still collapse? yope

Is it anything related to "if you have to drive across a bridge, wouldn't you want to know that the engineer who built it got an A at college"? That's not it, but you're ORT
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you missed this question above:
Letter grading vs. percentage grading relevant?no
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Are you basically saying that you expect as much from your students' essays as an engineering teacher would from his students' bridges? Are you saying that just because yours is an arts subject doesn't mean that they can turn in sub-standard work?
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Are you basically saying that you expect as much from your students' essays as an engineering teacher would from his students' bridges? You're VERY, VERY ORT, but I'm answering a SPECIFIC QUESTION about grading. What is it? Are you saying that just because yours is an arts subject doesn't mean that they can turn in sub-standard work? see previous answer
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Is it something like "This is only slightly wrong, why didn't I get full marks?"? And you tell them that if the calculations for a bridge are only slightly wrong, the bridge will still collapse?
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Is it something like "This is only slightly wrong, why didn't I get full marks?"? no And you tell them that if the calculations for a bridge are only slightly wrong, the bridge will still collapse? no, but you're ORT
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Would this question be most likely to be asked by the students before they do an essay? While they are writing it? After they have received their grades? Would it be asked by students who do badly? Students who do well? Do they ask you to explain why you gave them that grade? What they could do to get a better one? Whether you can change their grade? Whether you can take some extenuating circumstance into account?
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Would this question be most likely to be asked by the students before they do an essay? !t could be asked then.While they are writing it? dittoAfter they have received their grades? This is by far the most likely time. Would it be asked by students who do badly? yes Students who do well? noDo they ask you to explain why you gave them that grade? noish What they could do to get a better one? yope Whether you can change their grade? yesish Whether you can take some extenuating circumstance into account?yes or yesish
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Is the question: "do you give partial credit"?
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Is the question: "do you give partial credit"?No, but you're ORT HINT: Think about a question poor students often ask or a statement they often make about themselves.
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Do the student use some kind of excuse for their bad performance? Such as "I had a bad headache/cold/cough/... that day" or "I had hardly slept the night before the exam"? And they ask you to take that into account?
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Do the student use some kind of excuse for their bad performance? Such as "I had a bad headache/cold/cough/... that day" or "I had hardly slept the night before the exam"? And they ask you to take that into account? no, but any one of these would work as well as the actual case, so just think of why, if they did, I would ask them a question about engineers & bridges. That should be easy!!
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Something like "if a bridge fell down, would you excuse the engineer because he had a cough when he built it?"
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Something like "if a bridge fell down, would you excuse the engineer because he had a cough when he built it?"

This is close enough fir me to declare a

*********** SPOILER ***********
When students ask me whether my grading takes effort into account, I give the reply that was used by my mother, who was a high school foreign language teacher: How would you like to drive across a bridge built by an engineer whose teacher's grading took effort into account? While the questions on this puzzle dealt with extenuating circumstances rather than effort, the principle is the same. Please take my new puzzle into account!!

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