Hints for filling out bubble sheets

Mistakes made when bubbling in names.

  1. Entering first name then last name.  Your last name should be first, followed by a space, then your first name.
  2. Bubbling two letters in one column.  The columns are alternately white and shaded.  Follow the columns down to bubble your name.

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Mistakes made when bubbling in placing classes.

  1. Entering four bubble for one class.  Only one bubble for a class will designate your placing for that class.
  2. Not placing the bubble in the correct column.  Follow the light and shaded columns to place bubble.
  3. Skipping a column.  Again, you need to carefully follow the columns down for each class.
  4. Placing a bubble in the wrong column will give you zero scores for two classes.  The class that has two bubbles will be zero and the class that has no bubble will also be zero.

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Mistakes on Meat scan sheets

  1. Not bubbling in species on Meat Identification - Retail Cuts
  2. Not filling in all digits on an answer.  If the primal cut is Chuck, you need to bubble 03.  If you only bubble the 3, your answer will be invalid.
  3. Bubbling two numbers in one column.

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Click here for examples of mistakes on the Identification section of a Meat scan sheet.

Mistakes on Plant Identification

  1. Placing answers in the wrong section of sheet.  Your group leader should tell you if the answers are to go on the upper or lower section of the sheet.
  2. Not writing in the number as well as bubbling in the answer.  An invalid bubble entry can be corrected if you have written in the answer as well.
  3. Not bubbling in all three digits.  For example, the number 25 needs to be entered as 025.
  4. Placing two bubbles in one column.

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Click here for examples of mistakes on plant identification on the Multipurpose B sheet.

Mistakes on Dairy Products milk defects

  1. Students incorrectly mark milk sample and intensity numbers.
  2. The columns indicate samples and the rows indicate intensity.
  3. The 10 by 10 arrangement is confusing.  Students often use rows as samples and columns as intensity.
  4. Be sure to use a column for each sample.  The flavor is to be marked in the bottom half in the same column.

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Mistakes on Dairy Cattle Linear Scoring

  1. The biggest problem is that students often do not understand linear scoring.

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