Episode 8: Multiple Choice Mayhem RSS feed
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1. What parts of a multiple choice “stem” (the question itself) are helpful to mark and why?
2. What advice does this episode give about how to mark answer choices to help you find the best one?
3. What is the difference between a definition and a relationship question? Create an example of each.
4. What common “test-wise” strategies have been proven to be effective, which are outright myths, and which, if you’re desperate, might sometimes be true?
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Parham, Sandra Ellen. 1996. “The Relationships Between Test-Taking Strategies and Cognitive Ability Test Performance.” Ph.D. dissertation, Bowling Green State University.
Stough, Laura M. 1993. “Research on Multiple-Choice Questions: Implications for Strategy Instruction.” Paper presented at the 71st Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9.