questions have multiple-choice answers and you usually mark a box next to the answer you think is correct. Although you are provided with the potential answers you will find that CMAs can be just as challenging as other forms of assignment and require a good deal of thought about which answers are correct.
Multiple-choice questions test your knowledge of factual aspects of the course. The format of the questions may vary. For example, some might ask you to choose a correct statement from a selection of statements. Others might present you with some information, a question based on that information and then a selection of answers to choose from.
As the selection of answers you are given for a question sometimes vary only subtly, it is essential that you read the question carefully. It will contain the information that you need to make the correct choice. However, try not to labour too hard over any question. If you are at risk of working on a question all night long, remember that it might constitute only a small proportion of the overall marks. If you find that you are stuck on a particular question, try leaving it and returning to it later on.
If your course contains CMAs, you should refer to your course materials to find out more about how you may complete and submit your CMAs.

ECAs are used on some courses instead of a traditional examination. The main difference between an examination and an ECA is that the ECA can be completed at your home rather than in an examination hall on a set date. It is sometimes completed at your own pace and so can feel a little like an ordinary assignment. However, because it replaces an examination, you can’t pass the course without doing it and your ECA score is one of the main factors used in determining your course result.

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