Quality Theory Paper Writing for Medical Examinations XC01-XC04
Dr. Samarth Shukla,
Professor, Department of Pathology, JNMC, DMIMS University Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha-442004, India.
Phone: 8380840356, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim & Objectives: Developing a tactful paper writing skill, through delivery and depiction of the necessary expressions required for in standard or superior essay writing. Understanding relevance and tact of theoretical expression in exam paper writing Learning Indices of standard or quality theory/essay answer (SAQ/LAQ). Applying knowledge and skill gained through these theory writing exercises and assignments to achieve high or better scores in examinations
Methods and Materials:The study subjects were divided into two groups- Group A (17 students) and Group B students (10 students). The students were selected from II M.B.B.S 4th term. Students of Group A were sensitized on how to write a theory paper and went through 4 phases namely pre-sensitization test, sensitization (imparting them with skills of good theory paper writing through home assignments and deliberations/ guidance), post-sensitization test and Evaluation. Students of Group A (17 students) undertook theory tests (twice, i.e. before and after sensitization) and Students of Group B (10 students) who were not sensitized and took the theory test with post-sensitized Group A students (random 10 students). Both groups were given general pathology as the test syllabus, taught to both groups in didactic lectures during the last 6 months. The results of pre and post-sensitization tests from both groups were analyzed. Intra group comparisons (pre-sensitized Group A with post-sensitized Group A) and inter-group comparisons (Non-sensitized group B with Sensitized Group A) were made.
Results: Significant results were found between results of pre and Post-sensitization tests in Group A (intra group analysis) and inter-group (Group A and B) Post-sensitization tests, as there was remarkable improvement in student theory paper writing skills post sensitizing the students of Group A.
Conclusion: Medical students should be mandatorily guided and exposed to the nuances and tact of writing the theory paper for their examinations, as it definitely gives them better understanding of presentations ultimately improving their score in the theory exams.