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Writing Better Essay Exams - IDEA Paper 76

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Essay exams offer many benefits for instructors who seek to vary their assessment methods and engage students in critical discourse, yet they also pose many challenges and require thoughtful construction and evaluation. The author provides an extensive overview of the literature to illuminate best practices for designing and assessing effective essay prompts, includes examples, and offers suggestions for preparing students for success. 

Keywords: Essays, constructed response, assessment, examinations

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