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Designing Effective Exam and Essay Questions

This is a practical workshop in which you will conisder:

  • the topic(s) of the questions
  • characteristics of well-worded questions
  • traps to avoid when designing questions
  • useful key words, related to learning outcomes

There will also be the opportunity to examine the strengths and weaknesses of questions you have set in the past and to consider the evaluation of questions in other roles such as external examining and validation panels.


Date Time Venue  

Thursday 29th May 2014

12.30pm -1.30pm

Collaboration Area, Teaching Grid, Library
Workshop Facilitated by

Letizia Gramaglia, Learning and Development Centre

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Alignment with UKPSF

A3: Assess & give feedback to students

Core Knowledge
K1: The subject material
K2: Appropriate methods for learning, teaching & assessing in the subject area & at the level of the programme
K6: Implication of quality assurance and quality enhancement

More info: UK Professional Standards Framework (PDF Document)