Essay exams have a significant written component, such as detailed short answer questions and/or formal essays. These exams may ask you to:
Both short-answer and essay questions ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of course material by relating your answer back to concepts covered in the course.
Essay questions require a thesis (argument) and supporting evidence, which comes from knowledge gained from course lectures, readings, seminar discussions, and assignments.
Short-answer questions are more concise than essay answers and they generally do not require an introduction, body, and conclusion.
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