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Impact of question structure on student's performance.

  1. Jun 11, 2015 #1

    ZapperZ

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    This EJP paper is open access, so you should be able to read it.

    The conclusion isn't unexpected, because having a "scaffolding" to guide a student through a problem is almost like hand-holding without an instructor being there. I've used this type of questions during quizzes and maybe even midterm. But for the finals, where the students must demonstrate a command of the material to get good scores or grades, I drop the scaffolding.

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  3. Jun 17, 2015 #2

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    It is an interesting study, but I agree that the result is not surprising. The intermediate steps are often similar to the homework help here, and as we can see this helps a lot.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2015 #3

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    Thanks for removing Greg's auto-bump. :)

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