- Sep 30, 2012
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
If a student does well on essay exams but poorly on multiple choice, what does that indicate of the student?
Exactly that with me.It could be that the kid's multiple choice strategy isn't very effective, while his essay strategy is.
Make sure the kid knows how to systematically tackle multiple choice, IE: like physically marking through dumb or wrong answers, then picking the most logical of the remaining. There are a whole lot of different techniques.
The other thing it could be is what Lord of Planar said. Maybe it's hard for the kid's brain to deal with ambiguity. That's how my brain works, I want solid, 100% correct or incorrect answers. Ambiguity drives me nuts. Sometimes on tests I see how two answers could logically work, depending on how you look at it.