Hey Guys, I was wondering if I could get some feedback on this E-R diagram I am doing for a project. Not looking for a straight up answer, just pushes in the right direction if something is amiss. This is the problem as given to me, and I've attached what I came up with:

The Problem Domain
The problem domain can be characterized by the following:
• Each user (Survey Designer or Survey Taker) has a unique id (u_
addition, each Survey Taker has a date of birth and an age.
• A survey has a unique id (s_id), a survey password (s_pw) (so that
made available only to people who know the password), a title, an
status (indicating, for example, whether the survey is open to takers).
• Each survey is created by a single Survey Designer.
• Each question has a unique question id (q_id) and the question text.
• For each question on each survey, there is a set of choices, each
choice id (c_id) and the choice text.
• When a survey taker takes a survey, she will choose an answer from
for each question on that survey. (Of course, that information will be
database, so the survey designer can analyze the results later.)

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Firstly i would suggest moving away from that style of ERD. its not very helpful at all and your resolves wont be clear.

take a look at this crows feet notation that is used in the SSADM methodology


The main thing that helps me to check something is for every relationship i write a sentence.

So say i have a 1 to many, say student to a module id write underneath

"A student can register on one or more modules"
"A module will be attended by more than one student"

then I would choose how to create the relationship

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