How to write good Grammar questions
Grammar questions consist of an incorrect sentence that requires correction. The error might be incorrect punctuation, a word not capitalized or perhaps, a word spelled incorrectly.
Also known as: error correction, sentence correction, sentence structure, grammar correction, objective
Use Grammar Questions to Assess:
- Punctuation Skills
- Grammar Skills
- Word Capitalization
- Reading Skills
- Correct word usage
- Sentence structure
Question Usage Ideas:
- Proofreading Assessments
- Foreign Language Tests
- Spot the Error quizzes
- Journalism Testing
Advantages of Grammar Questions:
- Teaches users to spot mistakes
- Great for assessing the understanding of the particular written language
- Answers require the user to think about their answer
- No guessing as with other question types.
- Gain a good understanding of what the user knows/doesn't know
Disadvantages of Grammar Questions:
- Can be difficult for those who are not fluent in the language the question is being asked in
- Can be graded incorrectly if the user is an a location where words are spelled differently than what is in the Test.
Tips for creating Grammar Questions
- Double check your own grammar before giving to your users
- Focus on one type of grammatical error per question (Eg, spelling or capitalization or punctuation) Avoid testing for all in one sentence.
- Take into consideration where the user is from - spellings may be different in different locations.