A Slope Intercept form is a worksheet which contain a series of questions for the potential borrower to answer, and as with all worksheets, there are a variety of answers. Most of the time a worksheet is used in conjunction with another worksheet which is intended to act as a teaser, or as a ‘catch all’ question to be answered by the end of the worksheet.
To ensure the whole set up is quite simple, it is often a good idea to use a slope intercept form. This is so that there is a single question to be answered at the beginning of the worksheet and as the worksheet goes on the individual questions can be answered separately. The questions themselves can also be used to form a summary or overview of the overall set up.
A Slope Intercept form can be used, but with limitations to help determine if the use of the forms is working. It can also help if the bureaus can add an item or two to the forms as they come up with an answer after answer to the question that have been posed, to make sure that it is comprehensive and is sufficient.
One of the limits that a slope intercept form can place upon itself is that in order to actually guarantee it is thorough and complete, there has to be a way for the person answering to skip an answer or two. This is perhaps the only limitation that a slope intercept form can place upon itself, and is actually very flexible as it will always include an option for the answer to be skipped.
There are two main types of slope intercept forms: the hypothetical and the numerical. The hypothetical form has some limitations as it has to be specific, and to the question.
With a hypothetical form, the answer options are usually from numbers and not actual examples or answers. An example of this would be the following: “John, would you rather go to a place with… ?”. Another example of a hypothetical form would be something like “will a puppy be happier without a mother”.
The numerical slope intercept form has the widest range of choices available for the question options. An example of this would be the question “would you rather meet Mr. X for lunch”. This is a great way to test out a number of different options before making a final decision as you don’t need to guess at what would be most likely to be an answer.
A slope intercept form is a great way to test out various options before making a final decision and as long as it is possible to answer the question on its own terms and conditions then a slope intercept form should work perfectly well. The only real limitations placed upon a slope intercept form are by the accuracy of the questions and the amount of time that can be spent answering them. This does not mean that all slope intercept forms have to be used to test out various options; the answer options can be short answer questions if that is what the question requires, or they can be fully fledged answer questions.