Fall 2008 - Structure Writing Written-Answer Responses Accordingly
Suggestions for Candidates
Structure Written–Answer Responses Accordingly
Because we are now asking questions which require more integration of material, candidates should structure their responses on the examination in a similar way. A candidate who can synthesize concepts into an organized answer will perform better than a candidate who simply recites facts. Even though the examinations contain larger questions in terms of point value, we have taken into account the fact that candidates will need time to think through the issues and formulate an integrated response. Extra time has been built into the point values for that purpose.