Examen: écrit avec un formulaire

English translation: Written exam (multiple-choice questions)

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French term or phrase:Examen: écrit avec un formulaire
English translation:Written exam (multiple-choice questions)
Entered by: MoiraB

14:11 Aug 1, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / Type of assessment
French term or phrase: Examen: écrit avec un formulaire
Series of course descriptions for a Belgian university, one of which is assessed as follows:
"Examen: écrit avec un formulaire"

Client explains this means an essay-type answer is not required. More a "fill in blanks" or multiple choice. Is there a standard phrase for this?
MoiraB
France
Local time: 03:54
written exam with a form to fill in
Explanation:
With no more context, I think you can't really be too creative here.
What is the subject being examined? There are all sorts of examination situations where students may be required to complete a diagram, fill in a table, add various things to a graph, etc.
I see no suggestion that it is a "QCM", "question/questionnaire à choix multiple".
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 03:54
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Based on Phil's "short answer" idea and the client's explanation, I suggested "Written exam: short-answer or multiple-choice questions" to the client but she simply confirmed it was multiple-choice! Incidentally, for info, the short-answer option seems to get plenty of UK support, including in this Plymouth University glossary: "There are many different types of examination, including oral, written, seen, open book, multiple choice, essay, short answer, problem based and case study" (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/teaching-and-learning/guidance-and-resources/glossary-of-assessment-terms). Thanks, everyone!
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4 +5written exam with a form to fill in
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written exam with a form to fill in


Explanation:
With no more context, I think you can't really be too creative here.
What is the subject being examined? There are all sorts of examination situations where students may be required to complete a diagram, fill in a table, add various things to a graph, etc.
I see no suggestion that it is a "QCM", "question/questionnaire à choix multiple".

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 03:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 140
Grading comment
Based on Phil's "short answer" idea and the client's explanation, I suggested "Written exam: short-answer or multiple-choice questions" to the client but she simply confirmed it was multiple-choice! Incidentally, for info, the short-answer option seems to get plenty of UK support, including in this Plymouth University glossary: "There are many different types of examination, including oral, written, seen, open book, multiple choice, essay, short answer, problem based and case study" (https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/teaching-and-learning/guidance-and-resources/glossary-of-assessment-terms). Thanks, everyone!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Or form-/questionnaire-based exam, or short-answer exam.
10 mins

agree  Francois Boye: Americans say 'to fill OUT'
1 hr

agree  writeaway: oeuf corse. no Franco-Belge difference. same in all variations of French afaik
4 hrs

agree  Daryo: sounds like a Multiple Choices exam, just tick the right answers ... or some other form of pre-prepared "answers" to choose from.
15 hrs

agree  Elisabeth Gootjes
22 hrs
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