How to Write a Question & Answer Sheet

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Question and answer sheets are a very common test format for all grades. They are quite basic to make and can be a great format if you have follow-up questions. Question and answer formats will test your students' writing and critical thinking ability. To make a question and answer sheet, you will need to prepare your questions in advance and place them in a logical order.

Open a new word-processing document and add the title of your question and answer sheet at the top in bold font. Allow a space for each student to write his name and the date at the top of the page. You can also include the date, the name of the unit being tested or any other information that is pertinent to the document. If there are more than one page of questions, add page numbers to make it easier to staple the sheets together.

Write your questions on the page using a numbered format.

Use the tab key to leave a space for the student to write their answer after each question. For questions that require more in-depth answers, and therefore more writing, leave a larger space.

Add follow-up questions by creating an indent and then writing your question.

After each question, include how much of the grade it counts for. This can help students understand how much detail they should include in their answers.

Tip

Question and answer sheets can also be used to provide information if you put in the answers to your own questions. These sheets can be used to answer frequently asked questions and provide general information to a large group of people.

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Elyse James began writing professionally in 2006 after deciding to pursue a career in journalism. She has written for "The Algonquin Times" as a general assignment reporter and published blogs and articles on Webcitybeat. James holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Ottawa.

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