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Short answer

Students write explanations/interpretations, where the number of characters/words is limited. This feature is supported in Blackboard or can be done using word counts. This is often used to test students' ability to be concise, and can make subsequent grading less time-consuming.

Examples from AU

BSS: Business Statistics

Faculty: Aarhus BSS
Department: Department of Economics and Business Economics
Course: Business Statistics
Place: 1st semester
Course responsible: Steen Andersen

3-hours on-site exam with access to all materials except computer. 

The assignment consists of a limited number of calculation tasks formulated as small realistic cases. For each task, the emphasis is on the student’s ability to discuss the premises of the calculation and to comment on the conclusions reached. It is indicated how much each case is weighted in the marking.