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The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Fourth Edition by Robin Williams

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Chapter 14. Answers & Suggestions

As a college teacher, all the quizzes, tests, and projects I give are “open book, open mouth.” Students can always use their notes, they can use their books, they can talk with each other, they can talk with me. Having taken hundreds of college units myself, from a science major to a design major to a Shakespeare major, I learned that I was much more likely to retain the correct information if I wrote down the correct information. Rather than guessing and then writing down a wrong answer, the process of finding the correct answer on a test was much more productive. So I encourage you to bounce back and forth between the quiz and the answers, to discuss them with friends, and especially to apply the questions ...

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