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Unread 08-19-2011, 12:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by gmholler View Post
That same question was on the test I took back in 2009. I thought it could've been worded more directly and I believe I mentioned that - but I guess I wasn't talking to the "right" person about it! I get the general gist of what it's trying to say and see what's being driven at, but when it says "tasting and then writing down the scores", part of me wants to say "There's something wrong with that? I'm not supposed to taste and write down the scores?" which leads me to want to overthink the question, and that's never a good thing!

Lynn H.
Exactly. The problem is 'comparing' which we, as judges, are trained not to do.
Tasting and then writing down a score, then going back and 'comparing' . . . that's the problem. The judge has not been properly trained. Each entry needs to stand on its own merits.

But, what procedure would you follow?
(I think that's the important part of the question.)
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