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1 OAA Extended Response/Short Answer

2 Before Reading the Question
Extended Response/Short Answer questions contain KEYWORDS and expect an ANSWER FOR EACH ONE. Keyword examples: identify, describe, explain, compare, determine, list, draw, graph, give details, etc… (ALL of the science action verbs)

3 Before Reading the Question
Special Keywords: DESCRIBE, EXPLAIN AND COMPARE Require more depth and DETAIL Worth TWO points since there is partial credit For example, if a question has only three marked keywords while it is worth four points, then there are TWO keywords and ONE special keyword that requires more attention.

4 As You Read the Question
When reading the question, MARK ALL keywords. If there are fewer marked keywords than the number of points, the special keywords need extra ATTENTION. For example, instead of a quick description, a full and detailed description is needed.

5 Types of Extended Response Questions
The most common combinations of question types are: 1. Four Keywords 2. Two Special Keywords for One Subject 3. One Special Keyword for Two Subjects 4. Two Keywords on Two Subjects

6 1. Four Keywords

7 2. Two Special Keywords for One Subject

8 3. One Special Keyword for Two Subjects

9 4. Two Keywords on Two Subjects

10 **Extended Response Reminders**
Read the question carefully and completely Underline each KEYWORD (action verbs). Think of examples and details for each “describe, explain and compare” question. Often the difference between a score of 2 and 4 is the LACK OF DETAILS OR SUPPORT for each of these special keywords

11 8 Most Often Used Keywords
Clue Word Action Required COMPARE Show both the similarities and differences. Contrast Compare by showing differences. Criticize Give your judgment or reasoned opinion of something, illustrating its GOOD and BAD points. It is not necessary to attack it. DEFINE Give the formal meaning by distinguishing it from related terms. This is often a matter of giving a memorized definition. DESCRIBE Write a detailed account or verbal picture in a logical sequence or story form. Discuss Describe giving the details and explaining the pros and cons of the subject. Explain GIVE REASONS FOR. LIST Produce a list of words, sentences, or comments.

12 Types of Short Answer Questions
A two point question has TWO brief tasks or ONE detailed task. 1. Two keywords or tasks 2. One keyword for two subjects 3. One special keyword about one subject

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