I just heard of an awesome sort of multiple choice test offered by one of the Etown psych profs. It goes like this:
- Multiple Choice can be pretty ambiguous.
- *If you think the question is too ambiguous, write a short essay answer describing why the question is ambiguous and what the proper question should be. If you write well, you have the potential for full or partial credit.
- Multiple Choice questions often don't give you a chance to show your understanding of the topic in which the question is involved.
- If you know everything else about the topic, write an essay describing everything you know. You can get partial or full credit.
I think that this is the most awesome thing I have heard. If I ever give multiple choice tests, I will make this option available.