The Flatline Cohesion Principle

This week’s CCSP class pointed out that one of the multiple-choice answers in my book of practice tests included the term “flatline cohesion principle.” They asked me what it meant, and I had to admit that I had no clue…maybe it meant that I was drinking too much scotch when I wrote the book?

Turns out, it was a nonsense term I invented as a distractor from the correct answer to that specific question. So we discussed the idea, and decided we had to come up with a definition for the completely blank term.

The consensus was that it should mean: “When you write a book of practice tests that may or may not have complicated, misleading questions in it, then use your class to crowdsource how worthy the material is for study purposes.”

I do like this. But I am very open to alternative uses for the term. If someone comes up with something better, put it in the Comments section, and I’ll send you a free copy of the book. I will be the sole judge of what constitutes “better.”

In the meantime: everyone should follow the flatline cohesion principle.

And many, many thanks to this week’s CCSP class participants: y’all were awesome, and I think you’re all gonna to conquer the exam.