Essay Questions
Multiple Choice Questions

Written questions ought to be checked by someone else as it is easy to make errors both in the wording of the question and the intention for the answer.

Questions for essays and each one question and answer options for multiple choice should not require turning over the page to read through. Where perhaps a comprehension exercise is involved of two sides or less, then the two sides should face each other.


The aim is to produce a well reasoned, sentence structured piece of writing based on the question title and only on the question title.

Multiple Choice

Although multiple choice is seen as quick and with a random element, questions should be framed so that students stop and think.


See Thorndike, R. L., Hagen, E. (1969), Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education (3rd Edition), London: Wiley.