It says on the test form to start writing our answers here. Do you want me to start writing my answer here?
Should I number my answers to match the questions on the test?
It says to draw a diagram. Should we label the parts?
Is this long question the main essay?
Should I follow this direction right here on the test?
Should I label the axes of my graph?
It says to do it this way. Is that the way I should do it?
You asked us to follow a direction. Look, see? I followed it. Okay?
Should I be answering it like this? [As I said earlier, I don't provide feedback during the test.] But I just want to know if my answer should look like this. [As I said earlier, I don't provide feedback during the test.] So you're not going to tell me? [No.]
And finally, after handing in a test:
I am holding the syllabus and looking at it. When are your office hours?
*Only one student whispered; most spoke at a regular, conversational volume. When I asked them to whisper, most looked at me quizzically. I usually had to ask more than once, even though I was demonstrating whispering as I asked.