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 COMPARERequire more depth and DETAILWorth TWO points since there is partial creditFor 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 Keywords2. Two Special Keywords for One Subject3. One Special Keyword for Two Subjects4. Two Keywords on Two Subjects
10 **Extended Response Reminders** Read the question carefully and completelyUnderline 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 WordAction RequiredCOMPAREShow both the similarities and differences.ContrastCompare by showing differences.CriticizeGive your judgment or reasoned opinion of something, illustrating its GOOD and BAD points.It is not necessary to attack it.DEFINEGive the formal meaning by distinguishing it from related terms. This is often a matter of giving a memorized definition.DESCRIBEWrite a detailed account or verbal picture in a logical sequence or story form.DiscussDescribe giving the details and explaining the pros and cons of the subject.ExplainGIVE REASONS FOR.LISTProduce 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 tasks2. One keyword for two subjects3. One special keyword about one subject