# Why don't we create the tag question-exam-recommendation?

It's an idea that came to my mind today.

I saw book-recommendation tag and then I thought why not question-exam-recommendation tag.

This new tag would be very useful to summarize ALL the theory that you had to learn about $$x$$ topic, in other words you'll get the gist of the theory.

For instance let say Nemo is about to take an exam about Measure Theory.

And suppose he knows the exact themes $$t_1,t_2,t_3$$ that the professor is going to ask about.

And if he uses the new tag question-exam-recommendation among the topics $$t_1,t_2,t_3$$ in his question posted on MSE, then some people (maybe those that have taught the course) could help:

-Question $$\lambda$$ is a must be in a Measure Theory exam (including $$t_2,t_3$$ topic)

-Question $$\beta$$ is another very common question asked in a final exam (including $$t_1$$ topic) .

-...

Can we create the tag?

• Is it often that a nontrivial answer to such a question exists? (That is, other than "We're covering linear programming in my convex optimization class." "Oh, expect a question that involves solving a linear program.") I've never seen any particular question as a "must-be" when writing an exam, though of course there is often a topic that there must be some question about. – Misha Lavrov Oct 3 '18 at 5:42
• "This new tag would be very useful to summarize ALL the theory that you had to learn about x topic" makes me think that any question posted under this tag ought to be closed as Too Broad. – Peter Taylor Oct 3 '18 at 9:55
• @MishaLavrov No, in that case it should be a particular linear program to be solved. For example in the topology field I'd say this is a must be in the exam Let X be $T_1$ then $X$ is numerable compact iff $X$ has the B-W property. – Isa Oct 3 '18 at 13:26
• @PeterTaylor yes it could be too broad, but you could choose a few and propose them. In the case there are already answers then you could abstain. – Isa Oct 3 '18 at 13:28
• Another example is the Mittag-Leffler theorem in complex analysis. Though in this case, I don't know what could be more important: to state the theorem and the sketch of the proof or an application of the theorem. So in this case, someone that knows the field could choose and propose. – Isa Oct 3 '18 at 13:38
• Sorry, perhaps I'm engaging in nerdview. By "closed as Too Broad" I was referring to the help text "Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much." – Peter Taylor Oct 3 '18 at 14:11
• @Isabella A question about whether the statement or the application is more important is far too specialized for this format. Such a question should be directed to the person writing the exam - we all have different things we emphasize to our students – user296602 Oct 3 '18 at 19:02