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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 05:55 AM
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A {public} school teacher's technique from which I learned much.
I had an English lit teacher who gave only multiple choice tests. However, he allowed students to defend answers he had marked wrong, to try to prove why the answer the student had given was correct, perhaps even superior to the answer the teacher considered the correct choice.

If a student made a good argument, the student would get credit for the "wrong"

It was a lot more work for the teacher, but, boy, did I learn many things from trying to defend my answers, including a few life lessons.

Obviously, this technique cannot be used in all kinds of tests, but is, IMO, very effective when it can be used.
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