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Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions

Do you write your own multiple choice questions? Have students complained about the clarity of your exam questions? Have you had to throw out a question because it was unclear or had more than one correct answer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop might be of interest to you.

Writing clear multiple-choice questions that directly test learning targets is not as easy as it seems. In this workshop we will discuss the components of an effective multiple-choice question and learn about better practices for writing solid questions. Participants will leave the session having written a few questions in their content areas using these practices. Please note that although this workshop will be geared toward STEM faculty examples, as applicable to any faculty in any discipline.

  • Led by: Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT+FD/PSYC)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: Noon - 12:50 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: CAT+FD

Tags: stem, exams, multiple choice
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 01713


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