10 Tips for Writing Great Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Whilst some people disregard the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) exam format as being ’too easy’, it is being increasingly used in all areas of education, from secondary to university and even professional education. This is at least partially because it allows marking to be automated, but there are a number of benefits the system offers students, and contrary to popular belief, well-constructed great MCQs can test high-level thinking and problem solving skills rather than simply being a test of fact recall. This guide is for educators and students wanting to know how to write good, challenging MCQs, which we believe is a great way to study and reinforce knowledge. At a Glance

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