There are several different types of expectancy theory that people use. One of those types is the Multiplicity theory which predicts that any two answers that are written on a MBE examination form will give you the same result. In most cases this is true. However there are some instances when this is not the case. These cases are when students take the exam more than once, or fail to fully understand the question and thus do not provide a clear answer.
The Multiplicity theory has been proven by many to be false. Students who have failed multiple times and have received unsatisfactory results have all failed because of the Multiplicity expectation theory. If this is your situation then I recommend you look into expectancy completion techniques such as expectancy completion software and other expectancy methods. When you complete your MBE examination with the most number of marks possible you receive your university degree and are awarded a passing grade.
Many students turn to expectancy paper-based tests to help them learn the questions faster and prepare them for the exam. Whilst some of these tests do indeed work, many students find them very frustrating. The main reason behind this is that the questions are too easy to answer and cover all topics you have learnt. As a result students often find themselves not fully understanding the subject matter or having to spend too much time reading the answer again before being able to complete it.
The main problem with the expectancy theory is that is works by teaching students to expect different things on every examination. These assumptions can have very negative effects on students’ performance when it comes to the exam. One example is where a student is expected to show an answer appearing on a screen and then say the same thing verbally. They may be asked to type the answer into a text box on their computer or press a button on their keyboard. This will all take place in the same way and means that the whole exam will be spent learning to type rather than actually understanding what they are trying to write.
Another example is where a student is expected to answer a selection of questions within a certain amount of ‘time’. If they do not then they will be given a lower mark. However, if they do answer each question correctly they will receive a higher mark and will be awarded more points for their grade.
These methods of learning are both wrong and will waste your time. As we all know time is a valuable commodity in any job or study. By spending large amounts of time answering pointless questionnaires you are wasting your time. On the other hand, if you spend your time learning what to write then you will be more likely to enjoy your studies. To understand the expectancy theory, you first need to look at the way in which students are expected to learn.
An examination is usually caused by a teacher. They work with a large number of papers, helping each one to be thoroughly assessed before it is finally decided. The teacher will decide on a short list of questions and work with their students to help them complete these questions with precision. In order to pass you must ensure that you work accurately to the guidelines laid down by the examiner.