I got them all correct the second time of asking. I knew which pairs of words belonged to which discipline, but putting them in the correct circle was the tricky part, especially as some circles contained many of the same words. It’s only when I studied them carefully I could recognise some key words which told me the discipline e.g. ‘infection’ = life sciences.
I think the purpose of the task was to show that you don’t need much background information or in-depth knowledge of the subject area to be able to make word associations. I think it also highlighted collocations that are commonly used in all disciplines e.g. ‘theory’ and ‘idea’.
I liked the interactivity too using the drag and drop. It’s always a nice feeling when they turn green.