Translator Disclaimer
1 October 2012 A (1)-(2)-(3) Jumpstart Approach To Answer An Open-Ended Question
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

I propose three guided questions for reflection as a jumpstart organizational formula for students with poor writing application skills to follow when responding to an open-ended question. The recipe prescribes that the student (1) understand the question design, (2) identify the intent or objective of the question, and (3) proceed to identify the key words or phrases that are relevant to answer the question. The three prompts serve as a “getting started” writing template for students to organize their thoughts and then compose the introductory sentences of their answer. The identified significant words and phrases should then be further explained and clarified by the student to complete the main body of the response. In addition, these opening sentences serve as an index at the outset of the response for a teacher to gauge the student's understanding of and approach toward answering the question.

©2012 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press's Rights and Permissions Web site at www.ucpressjournals.com/rephntinfo.asp .
Anthony V. DeFina "A (1)-(2)-(3) Jumpstart Approach To Answer An Open-Ended Question," The American Biology Teacher 74(8), 571-573, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.8.7
Published: 1 October 2012
JOURNAL ARTICLE
3 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top