Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Emoticons on a Test Paper

The exam paper which had emoticons that is designed by a biology teacher in Chengdu, China. Image credit:

Emoticons are a popular form of expression widely used these days.
In China's Sichuan Province, a high school teacher has creatively put them to use in school tests, reports
Zheng Jian, a 34-year-old biology teacher in Chengdu No. 20 Middle School, created a cartoon figure named "Xiao Wang" – a single college boy with funny facial expressions. The teacher then designed questions using Xiao Wang emoticons and printed them on the test paper.
The idea has been widely welcomed by the students. Some even posted photos of the exam paper online.
"I always feel nervous about pop quizzes. But the emoticons on this test paper look very funny, which make me relax," said one of Zheng's students.
According to the teacher, it took him a whole day to design and prepare a test paper with cartoon pictures. However, he hopes it can help relieve tension and stress among his students.
“Students in senior grades in high school are facing higher pressure and intensive learning tasks, which have worn them out. I hope my little idea can make them relax, and help deepen their knowledge of biology".
The teacher said he is planning to design more emoticons for his students in the future tests.
Thumbs-up for creativity!

Celtic moved 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, with a1-0 victory over Partick Thistle. Scott Sinclair's sixteenth-minute strike was enough to secure a twelfth straight league win. Plus Celtic have another game in hand to come.
I was at two Toastmasters meetings today.
First, I was at the JCorp Toastmasters meeting where I was an evaluator for an Ice Breaker.
Second, I was at the ITC Bintang Toastmasters meeting where I delivered CC speech #3 titled "Don't Kill the Bug". 
This was one of those days when I felt that the said meetings were unfulfilling. I sensed the liveliness had gone into hiding.

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