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ERIC Number: EJ856777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
The Dreaded Essay Exam
Sommer, Robert; Sommer, Barbara A.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n3 p197-199 2009
Surveys in 2 undergraduate psychology classes (N = 86) found that students felt less comfortable taking all-essay tests than taking multiple-choice or short-answer tests. The dominant examination format for students in university and in high school had been multiple-choice tests. We describe measures to encourage essay writing in large classes. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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