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This is a list of questions related to the advanced options while editing a drill.

 

What does the 'standard' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'Standard' means that Drillster will exactly compare the typed in text with the intended answer, but additional spaces will not be taken into account. This setting is case sensitive. Text in square brackets is not evaluated.

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What does the 'strict' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'Strict' means that Drillster will exactly compare the typed in text with the intended answer, including upper case/lower case characters, punctuation and spaces.

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What does the 'case insensitive' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'case insensitive' means that will not take into account whether the typed in answer is correct in terms of upper/lower case.

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What does the 'text only' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'text only' means that Drillster will only compare text. Punctuation and numbers will not be taken into account.

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What does the 'numeric' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer.

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What does the 'numeric with 0,5% margin ' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer with a margin of 0,5%.

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What does the 'numeric with 1% margin ' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer with a margin of 1%.

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What does the 'numeric with 5% margin ' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer with a margin of 5%.

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What does the 'numeric with 10% margin ' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer with a margin of 10%.

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What does the 'numeric with 15% margin ' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'numeric' means that Drillster will only compare the numeric components in the answer with a margin of 15%.

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What does the 'keywords only' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'keywords only' means that Drillster will only look for the keywords marked by author of the drill in order to determine whether the answer is correct. Any text typed in by the user that does not match any of the keywords is ignored.

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What does the 'German' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'German' means that Drillster is able to recognize some alternative correct notations of German words. For example: 'ö' can also be spelled as 'oe', 'ü' as 'ue' and 'ß' as 'ss', etc.

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What does the 'French' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'French' means that Drillster is able to recognize some alternative correct notations of French words. For example: 'cœur' can also be spelled as 'coeur'.

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What does the 'ignore accents' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'Ignore accents' means that Drillster will not take into account whether the right accents are used in the answer. 

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What does the 'ignore accents and case' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'Ignore accents and case' means that Drillster will not take into account whether the right accents or case are used in the answer.

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What does the 'rōmaji' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'rōmaji' means that Drillster takes into account the spelling rules for romanized Japanese text.

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What does the 'music' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'music' means that the intended answer may contain symbols for flat and sharp (♭ and ♯). These symbols may be typed in as 'b' and '#', respectively.

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What does the 'at least 95% correct' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'at least 95% correct' means that the intended answer is correct when it's for 95% correct or more. 

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What does the 'ignore full stop' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, 'ignore full stop' means that the intended answer is correct even when a full stop is missing in the answer.

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What does the 'always correct' setting mean?

This is an arbiter setting. An arbiter is a business rule used by Drillster to determine whether a given answer to an open ended question is correct or incorrect.

In this case, ‘always correct’ means that the intended answer is always correct no matter what the answer is. 

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What does the 'single answer sought' setting mean?

This is a setting for the number of answers expected for a question. The 'single answer sought’ setting means that just one of possibly multiple correct alternatives is required in order to answer the question correctly. If multiple correct alternatives are available, any of those alternatives can be used as a correct answer.

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What does the 'answer set sought' setting mean?

This is a setting for the number of answers expected for a question. The 'answer set sought' setting means that if there are multiple correct alternative answers defined for a question, all of those answers must be given by the user in order to answer the question correctly. The order in which the answers are given is not important.

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What does the 'answer sequence sought' setting mean?

This is a setting for the number of answers expected for a question. The 'answer sequence sought' setting means that if there are multiple correct alternative answers defined for a question, all of those answers must be given by user in the correct order in order to answer the question correctly.

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I've selected 'any question style', but Drillster is only asking me multiple choice questions. How come?

'Any question style' means that the user of the drill is able to practice with either multiple choice or open ended questions. Where available, Drillster will always start a drill with multiple choice questions. Click on 'Settings' in the right hand panel to change this. A panel will be shown with all the possible practice settings for the drill.

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Can I put multiple arbiters in one drill?

Yes, you can place at every single question a different arbiter.

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