Three Key Questions:
A History final exam question from Jim Wilkinson at Harvard University (see "Example" at the end of the article):
"An example of a vague and therefore less satisfactory exam question in history would be: 'Analyze the causes of the French Revolution.' A more focused and hence more productive question on the same topic: 'Contrast Robespierre's attitude towards violence in the service of the Revolution with that of Danton. Can either attitude be considered a "cause" of the events of 1789? Of 1793?' "
onsider adding some spice and variety to your course with unusual assignments: