Extended Response Essay Questions – A Relook

Barkur, Rajashekar and Kamath, Ullas (2008) Extended Response Essay Questions – A Relook. Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor, 4 (6). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0973-516X

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Extended response essay questions (EREQ) have a lot of potential and can be used to assess higher order skills in students, including problem solving, decision making and written communication skills. This study compares the performance of two cohorts of students undertaking EREQ or restricted response questions (RRQ). Students belonging to the ‘successful’ category fared well in both type of questions. However, the weaker students did significantly better in the RRQ when compared to EREQ. This suggests that EREQ have a valuable role in assessing the higher order skills of students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EREQ, RRQ, assessment, problem solving, written communication
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2012 11:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77724

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