F for Effort

More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452138583

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 348

From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school ("two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.
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F for Effort

More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119260

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4084

From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school ("two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and high school (Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which major type of rock? A: Classic rock), these 250 examples of creative invention are sure to charm anyone who has had to bluff or blunder their way through a test.
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F for Effort

More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145211322X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 5697

Presents a collection of incorrect yet humorous test answers from real students, from an elementary student claiming that "two halves make a whale" to a high schooler who credits Galileo with inventing the solar system.
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F in Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452138575

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 8807

F stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN.
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F in Exams: Pop Quiz

All New Awesomely Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145215032X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 9122

Will some students ever learn from their mistakes? We hope not! This all-new collection of hilarious, totally wrong, real test answers serves a fresh batch of A+ wit misapplied to F- quiz scores. A little studying would reveal that the most powerful light source known to man isn't lightsabers
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When Parents Text

So Much Said . . . So Little Understood

Author: Lauren Kaelin,Sophia Fraioli

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761166041

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 3368

Complies some web entries with new, unpublished material and organized the entries into categories, including birthdays, entertainment, and parental wisdom.
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F in Exams: Complete Failure Edition

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452154457

Category: Humor

Page: 384

View: 5551

The ultimate compendium of the international and New York Times bestselling series, this fun omnibus features the complete content from all four books—F in Exams, F for Effort, F this Test, and F in Exams: Pop Quiz—plus more than 100 brand-new, sadly real, hilariously wrong student answers (Q: What is the role of a catalyst in a chemical reaction? A: It lists the cats involved). Also including bonus trivia in the form of "Stuff They Should Have Taught Us in School" facts (did you know a sneeze can travel up to 100 MPH?), this A+ collection will amuse anyone facing down a test as well as those happy to have the classroom behind them.
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Stupid American History

Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions

Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740793543

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 622

America is the home of the brave and, apparently, the stupid and gullible. Satirist Leland Gregory teaches us a lesson in historical hilarity with Stupid American History. From Columbus to George W. Bush (that's a lot of material, people), Leland leads us through American history's mythconceptions, exposing idiocy and inanity along the time line. He reeducates by informing us about myths. For example, Samuel Prescott actually was the guy to alert us that the British were coming and not that Paul Revere dude. Move over Colbert and Stewart; satire has finally found its rightful place in American history. Excerpt from the book: "John Tyler was on his knees playing marbles when he was informed that Benjamin Harrison had died and he was now president of the United States. At that time marbles was a very popular game for both children and grown-ups." For reasons still unknown, Texas congressman Thomas Lindsay Blanton, a Presbyterian Sunday school teacher and prohibitionist, inserted dirty words into the Congressional Record in 1921. His colleagues overwhelmingly censured him on October 24, 1921, by a vote of 293-0."
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Blackboard Blunders

Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840247121

Category: Humor

Page: 126

View: 3521

Jack brort a cak to school and we all had a pisCaptin Cok was a famos exploderI found a spare seal so I quickly sat on itChildren are at their funniest when they are trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a veritable goldmine of unintentional humour, from the charming to the ludicrous, and from the profound to the downright X-rated. Enjoy this side-splitting collection of spelling slip-ups and homework howlers.
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F this Test

Even More of the Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452133352

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 7875

From the same hilarious wellspring of failure as the bestselling F in Exams and F for Effort comes this all-new collection of inventively wrong—yet totally real—test responses by students who don't know the answer, but come up with something better instead. Featuring crucial academic subjects including English (Q: Name a key theme in Madame Bovary; A: Cows), Geography (Q: Where can you find the Andes?; A: Google Earth), Science (Q: Describe the properties of a meteor; A: An animal that only eats meat) and more, F this Test rounds out the curriculum with an extra-credit section for those tricky elective courses, and demonstrates that it's more fun to laugh when faced with an absolute fail.
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F in History

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783720328

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 6390

If you don’t know a cold war from a cold sore, then take comfort in this cracking, all-new, fun-size dose of F in Exams, containing some of the worst howlers from school history exams.
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The Book of 'Unnecessary' Quotation Marks

A Celebration of Creative Punctuation

Author: Bethany Keeley

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452103364

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 8683

From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language. Who wouldn't have second thoughts about ordering the "hamburger" on the diner's menu? Would it be best to skip the "blowout" sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked "free"? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed "facts." This smarty-pants guide is "perfect" for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh.
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F in Spelling

The Funniest Test Paper Blunders

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 178372224X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4248

We all know that the written word is full of traps for the unwary, and this goes double for those in their early years of learning it. An earnest attempt at constructing a beautiful, articulate sentence can fall to pieces within the space of a few letters, sometimes with hilarious consequences! Enjoy this collection of side-splitting spelling slip-ups ranging from the charming to the ridiculous, and the cute to the unintentionally X-rated!
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K is for Knifeball

An Alphabet of Terrible Advice

Author: Jory John,Avery Monsen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452121265

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 9568

From the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. and in the humorous vein of Go the F**k to Sleep comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy's wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies). With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it's perfect for the common-senseless child in all adults.
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Why Don't Students Like School?

A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730454

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9712

Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal
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Damn You Autocorrect! 2

Author: Lyndsey Saul

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753549913

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 2437

It's back. And it's more awkward than ever. Ever been screwed over by predictive text on your smart phone? You are not alone. Damn You, Autocorrect! 2 brings together more of the laugh-out-loud funny and painfully embarrassing posts from the hit website, which highlight the hilarity that often ensues when text messaging goes wrong. This second volume of epic autocorrect fails is packed with never-before-seen content, as well as the most cringe-worthy posts from Damnyouautocorrect.com. READ THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU HIT SEND.
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The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information

Author: The Onion

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031613323X

Category: Humor

Page: 352

View: 9019

Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.
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Research Methods in Crime and Justice

Author: Brian L. Withrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317300661

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

View: 9779

Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners is linked to their acquisition of research skills. Brian Withrow, a widely published academic researcher and former Texas State Trooper, developed this approach for his own undergraduate Research Methods class. He persuasively demonstrates that research skills aren’t just essential to university academic researchers but to successful criminal justice practitioners as well. More than 80 short, sharply focused examples throughout the text rely on research that is conducted by, on behalf of, or relevant to criminal justice practitioners to engage students’ interest like no other text of its kind. Extensive web materials all written by the author provide an array of instructor support material, including a Researcher’s Notebook that provides students (and their instructors) with a series of structured exercises leading to the development of a valid research project. Withrow systematically walks students through defining a question, conducting a literature review, and designing a research method that provides the data necessary to answer the research question—all online, with minimal instructor supervision. The second edition features expanded coverage of measurement, qualitative research methods, and evaluation research methods, as well as additional downloadable journal articles to ensure students begin to think critically about research and can read scholarly literature.
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F in English

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849533249

Category: English language

Page: 80

View: 9104

If your vocabulary is more Bart Simpson than the Bard, then take comfort in this cracking, all-new, fun-size dose of F in Exams, containing some of the most spectacular howlers from school English exams.
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F in Science

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783720379

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 6188

If the thought of science exams conjures up the memory of singeing your left eyebrow on a Bunsen burner, then take comfort in this cracking, all-new, fun-size dose of F in Exams, containing some of the most glorious howlers from school science exams.
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