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3:48pm on Friday, 20th April, 2018:



We had an Educational Away Day today on the topic of multi-choice questions.

MCQs are inappropriate for my own modules, but the Head of School twisted our arms so I had to go anyway.

The event began with us all taking a MCQ test based on the reading we'd been sent the previous day. I had read this, but still managed to score 0 marks from the 7 questions.

Fortunately, everyone else did badly too, so when scaling was applied I wound up with 45% — a solid pass.

This kind of thing actually happens in some examinations, yet students seem to think we want them to fail. We don't. What we want is to do less work, and MCQs are the ideal way to address all our needs.

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