March 04, 2005

Testing, Testing

Via Doug, at Bogus Gold, I took a test, which yielded odd results:

English Genius
You scored 86% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 77% Expert!

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:
100% had lower Beginner scores.
100% had lower Intermediate scores.
100% had lower Advanced scores.
100% had lower Expert scores.

First off: only 86% Beginner? My Mom would be rolling over in her grave if she knew that, provided she was dead, I mean. That last part, with all the 100% figures? I don't buy those results. It was an interesting test, though. Some head scratchers were in there.

Posted by Ryan at March 4, 2005 04:18 PM

That was a neat test. I wish it showed what the off answers were. I got 100% better than everybody in my age group in all categories as well. Something must be wrong with the algorith there. Either that or you and I were each the first ones to reply in our age groups. Anyway, here's me:

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 72% Expert!

Looks like if we'd be excellent editors for each other. Heh.

Posted by: Jim at March 4, 2005 05:50 PM

I was also better than 100% of everyone. My bet is the site's screwed up.

Posted by: Rick at March 5, 2005 03:38 PM

I got 100% of all of the test but hey, I stayed awake in school where they taught ENGLISH like what she is wrote.

I have no respect for people. Sorry, I was going to follow that with a modifier, but I realise now that the statement is perfect as stands. I have the least respect for people who claim to write for a living yet get less than 100% on tests such as these. Let he who is without sin etc. etc. To which I say "Burn him! He's a witch!"

Posted by: Simon at March 6, 2005 08:31 AM

While I have even less respect for people who get %100 in all areas and who DON'T write for a living. :)

Posted by: Ryan at March 6, 2005 12:47 PM

You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 77% Expert!

I also scored better than 99% percent of all people my age and gender in all four categories.

Now, neither do I write for a living, nor am I even a native speaker, *and* I'm nursing a headache caused by sleep deprivation, so I'm unsure as to how hard that test actually is. And yes, I sure would like to know where I was wrong.

Posted by: Gudy at March 8, 2005 07:41 AM

You scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 81% Advanced, and 77% Expert!

I'd like to thank my mom, my grade school math teacher (hubba-hubbba), my baby sitter…

Posted by: seed at March 8, 2005 08:36 AM

"You scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 72% Expert!"

a bunch of smartypants literati here i see.

Posted by: leblanc at March 9, 2005 03:19 PM
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