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Exam and question types

Types of exams


  • Essay: write critically in structured format in limited time.
  • Short answer: concise information and range of topics.
  • Multiple choice: Remember/recognise information to complete statement.
  • Take home and open book: Understand principles, know facts, prepare notes/summaries/texts.
  • Oral: Question and answer, problem-based, scenarios
  • Practical: Test a skill or evaluate performance.

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