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Could someone please take a look at the following paradigm and let me know if there are any mistakes? Plus, I have put some questions in blue where I doubt or have a particular problem. I will be very pleased, if you answer them too.

Paper Paradigm (I am not sure if this term describe the following right. Kindly let me know if you have a better term in your mind.)

(Physics Theory)

(Let me clarify there are actually two exams, one is theory and the other is practical.)

Time allowed: 3 Hours Marks: 75

Section ‘A’ (Mechanics)

(Chapter 1 – 7)

(Do I need to add “s” to “chapters”?)

At least 2 questions to be attempted out of 4 questions.

(Is it necessary to use “questions” again?)

Section ‘B’ (Wave, Sound & Motion)

(Chapter 8)

At least 1 question to be attempted out of 2 questions.

Section ‘B’ (Light)

(Chapter 9 – 10)

At least 1 question to be attempted out of 2 questions.

v All in all, 5 questions should be attempted. All the questions carry equal marks (25). To make the number of attempts 5, one question can be attempted from any section.
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Hi,

Could someone please take a look at the following paradigm and let me know if there are any mistakes? Plus, I have put some questions in blue where I doubt or have a particular problem. I will be very pleased, if you answer them too.

Paper Paradigm (I am not sure if this term describe the following right. Kindly let me know if you have a better term in your mind. I'd just say 'Exam Outline'.)

(Physics Theory)



Time allowed: 3 Hours Marks: 75

Section ‘A’ (Mechanics)

(Chapter 1 – 7)

(Do I need to add “s” to “chapters”? Yes)

At least 2 questions to be attempted out of 4 questions. So people can do 4 if they wish? Why would they want to? Because they will get better marks if they do?

(Is it necessary to use “questions” again? No)

Section ‘B’ (Wave, Sound & Motion)

(Chapter 8)

At least 1 question to be attempted out of 2 questions. Same comment as above

Section ‘B’ (Light)

(Chapter 9 – 10)

At least 1 question to be attempted out of 2 questions. Same comments

v All in all, 5 questions should be attempted. All the questions carry equal marks (25). To make the number of attempts 5, one additional question can be attempted from any section. I think you need to explain all this more clearly upfront, rather than at the end in what seems to be a foot-note.

I got the impression earlier that I could answer all 8 questions if I wanted to.

Best wishes, Clive
Hi Clive,

First of all, let me apologize for not starting off with "Hi".

At least 2 questions to be attempted out of 4 questions. So people can do 4 if they wish? Why would they want to? Because they will get better marks if they do?

No, they can answer a maximum of 3 questions only.


v All in all, 5 questions should be attempted. All the questions carry equal marks (15). To make the number of attempts 5, one additional question can be attempted from any section. I think you need to explain all this more clearly upfront, rather than at the end in what seems to be a foot-note.

I got the impression earlier that I could answer all 8 questions if I wanted to.

You mean to say I should have said this in the beginning?


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By the way, what about?

Answer at least 2 of the 4 questions.

In all, you must answer a minimum of 5 questions. You can choose your fifth question from any section. Each question carries 15 marks.
Hi,

what about?

Answer at least 2 of the 4 questions.
In all, you must answer a minimum of 5 questions. You can choose your fifth question from any section. Each question carries 15 marks.


'A minimum of 5' suggests I can answer more than 5 if I want to.

You need to explain all this very clearly at the top of the outline.

Clive
No, don't tell them to answer a minimum of five questions. That makes it sound like they can answer five, six, seven, or eight, as they choose.

Answer a total of 5 questions. You must answer at last 2 from the first section, at least 1 in the second section, and at least 1 in the third section. You may choose the fifth question from any of the three sections. Each question is worth 15 points, for a total of 75 points.
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Thanks a lot, Clive and GG. It's real nice of you to help me. Here is my last go now.

Exam Outline
(Physics Theory)

Time allowed: 3 Hours Points: 75

Answer a total of 5 questions. You must answer at least 2 from the first section, at least 1 in the second section, and at least 1 in the third section. You may choose the fifth question from any of the three sections. Each question is worth 15 points, for a total of 75 points.

Section 'A' (Mechanics)

(Chapters 1 - 7)

Answer at least 2 of the 4 questions.

Section 'B' (Wave, Sound & Motion)

(Chapter 8)

Answer at least 1 of the 2 questions.

Section 'C' (Light)

(Chapters 9 - 10)

Answer at least 1 of the 2 questions.
Except that you didn't follow Clive's suggestion that you call it an Exam Outline, and that you put the part about the five questions at the front and not at the end.
Sorry - I didn't actually see Clive call that an Exam Outline. I have edited both the things. But two things are still confusing me. First, if I move the part to the front and clarify there that they should answer at least 2 from the first section and at least one from the next two sections each, then why say "Answer at least _ of the _ questions" again and again, under the Section Headings (i.e., Section 'A', Section 'B', Section 'C')? I think I'd better delete the lines. My second problem is related to grammar. For the first time you have used "from" and then "in". (i.e., You must answer at least 2 from the first section, at least 1 in the second section, and at least 1 in the third section.) Any particular reason? I believe that 'Preposition' and 'Articles' are two very difficult subjects, and they baffle me a lot.

By the way, sorry once again, if I am getting too much finicky coming up with a minor thing again and again.
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