History and Government: What are the characteristics of essay questions?

CHAPTER SIX

6 c i). List the Characteristics of essay questions.

Characteristics of essay questions

Essay questions have these qualities:

  1. They require students to organize and express themselves in their own words
  2. They consist of a few questions, which require lengthy answers,
  3. They are relatively easy to prepare and hard to mark accurately.
  4. Their quality depends on the skill of the setter and the scorer.
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