I’ve been checking a number of papers already and I’m seeing a pattern of answering that I want to correct: Remember: Long Tests are OBJECTIVE even if they are in ESSAY form. The reason why we opted to use the Essay form is to gauge not only your recall (the objective facts) but your understanding as well (how you connect the facts together). Thus, when we give an essay test, it doesn’t automatically mean that we’re measuring your OPINION–that’s what REFLECTION PAPERS are for.
Most of the answers I’m getting are coming from your “stock knowledge” and not from the lessons we discussed. The questions are designed the extract what you know from the lesson and not just what you remember from previous school years. For example, in answering the question, “What does the Incarnation reveal about who God is?” I was expecting an answer to similar to “God is a God of History. He has been involved in human history and activities. His presence is fully revealed in Jesus Christ.” But I’m getting answers that say, “God is merciful, God is Love, God is always present.” These are answers are generally correct but I was asking for what we RECENTLY discussed. I want to read the WORDS and CONCEPTS I was flashing on your screens.
Also, I want you, gentlemen, to avoid saying, “And this is why I disagree with the statement” just for the sake of extending the number of lines for your answers. You don’t need to say this separately if it has been discussed clearly already.
Lastly, always remember that although CLE does talk about Faith and God, it is still an ACADEMIC subject with FACTS and OTHER INFORMATION to remember and understand.
I hope this helps in your succeeding assessments.