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ERIC Number: EJ794360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Demystifying Application-Based Multiple-Choice Questions
Holtzman, Mellisa
College Teaching, v56 n2 p114-120 Spr 2008
Multiple-choice exams are often the standard in large, introductory college courses. Although students sometimes report that multiple-choice exams are easier than essay exams, the multiple-choice format often proves to be more difficult. This may be true because multiple-choice exams in college are often composed predominantly of application questions. They ask students to grapple with scenarios and recognize concepts in context, which proves to be difficult for many students. The author details the changes she has made in her introductory sociology curriculum and discusses some of the indicators of success. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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