Questions

Working on an assignment consists of answering questions on the assignment and then submitting your answers to WebAssign. Depending on the question, you might type your answer in a text box, select a multiple-choice answer, graph a function, enter chemistry notation, or use a number of other tools to specify your answer. The question might have one part or many parts.

Question Type Example
calcPad

Use the calcPad tool to enter a correctly formatted mathematical expression.

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chemPad

Use chemPad to enter chemical formulas and equations that are automatically displayed in correct chemical notation.

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Essay

Type an extended textual answer to the question in the box provided.

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File Upload

Electronically submit a file containing your work, for example, an Excel spreadsheet or a research paper.

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Fill-in-the-blank

Type a word or short answer into the answer box provided.

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Graphing

Plot figures on a Cartesian coordinate plane.

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Identification

Click on the place in the image that answers the question.

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JME

Use the Java Molecular Editor (JME) tool to draw chemical structures for your response.

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MarvinSketch

Draw chemical structures for your response. MarvinSketch supports drawing and grading of Lewis structures, reactions, and mechanisms.

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Matching

Match items in one column to corresponding items in a second column.

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Math (Calculator Notation)

Type an answer using calculator notation.

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mathPad

Use the mathPad tool to enter a correctly formatted mathematical expression

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Matrix

Click the green arrows to expand or collapse the answer field and type your answers in the blanks.

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Multiple-choice

Select a single response from a list of mutually exclusive choices.

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Multiple-select

Select one or more responses from a list of non-exclusive choices.

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NumberLine

Either plot points, intervals, or inequalities on a number line graph, or drag labeled points to the correct position on a number line.

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Numerical

Type a numerical answer and optionally a unit.

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pencilPad

Use the pencilPad to draw a simple figure to respond to the question.

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physPad

Use the physPad tool to enter a correctly formatted mathematical expression that might include symbols used in physics.

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Show My Work

Explain your reasoning or the process you used to answer the question.

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