5 Option 2: Address Every Answer Choice

For this option, you would include all information in every set of feedback, including the right answer and the reasoning behind each and every wrong answer.

Considerations: This option takes all of the information from every set of feedback and combines them for each answer choice. It ensures that the student sees all the information regardless of how they respond, on their first attempt. However, it can make for a lengthy read if the feedback sets are long.

Example of how you could present the text to us: Below is what the feedback might look like for the first choice, using the same example as in Option 1. The other choices would follow the same pattern, that is:

1) Address the selected answer first;
2) then provide the right answer explanation (assuming they selected a wrong answer);
3) and then move on to cover each of the other wrong answer choices.

You would only need to complete the first set of feedback for us, then simply indicate that the remaining choices would follow that same format.

Question: Summary judgment exists primarily for the purposes of:

A. Making the jury’s role more significant

Incorrect. If anything, summary judgment minimizes the jury’s role and is subject to critique by some on those grounds.

C is the correct answer. Summary judgment exists to streamline litigation and allow parties to resolve legal questions without trial or (in some cases, such as in Rodriguez) before trial, so that only certain questions go before the jury.

B is incorrect because there is no burden shifting in summary judgment motions, necessarily; the parties may cross-move for summary judgment, but it is only on issues where there are no remaining “genuine issues of material fact.” Hence the last part is also incorrect on those grounds.

D is incorrect because summary judgment is too late a point at which parties would be assessing the plausibility of their claims; this happens at a pleading stage. You didn’t need to know that last part, however (which you could say is a civil procedure type of concern or inquiry). You just needed to be able to rule out the use of summary judgment as a mechanism for flushing out information. RIL is such a mechanism, and you’ve learned all sorts of reasons (and ways) in which it might be used to do so. Summary judgment is a form of ending, or streamlining, litigation, resolving issues as a matter of law without involving costly and time-intensive determination of facts (or if it is a motion for partial summary judgment, by minimizing fact-intensive inquiries and leaving for trial only the ones that are genuinely raising issues of material fact).

B. Shifting the burden to the defendant on issues of fact

C. Streamlining litigation and allowing parties to resolve legal questions without (or before) trial

D. Flushing out information so that the parties can determine whether they have plausible claims

Instruction to CALI: Follow the same format for each choice.

Here, feedback for the right answer would look like this:

Correct. Summary judgment exists to streamline litigation and allow parties to resolve legal questions without trial or (in some cases, such as in Rodriguez) before trial, so that only certain questions go before the jury.

A is incorrect because, if anything, summary judgment minimizes the jury’s role and is subject to critique by some on those grounds.

B is incorrect because there is no burden shifting in summary judgment motions, necessarily; the parties may cross-move for summary judgment, but it is only on issues where there are no remaining “genuine issues of material fact.” Hence the last part is also incorrect on those grounds.

D is incorrect because summary judgment is too late a point at which parties would be assessing the plausibility of their claims; this happens at a pleading stage. You didn’t need to know that last part, however (which you could say is a civil procedure type of concern or inquiry). You just needed to be able to rule out the use of summary judgment as a mechanism for flushing out information. RIL is such a mechanism, and you’ve learned all sorts of reasons (and ways) in which it might be used to do so. Summary judgment is a form of ending, or streamlining, litigation, resolving issues as a matter of law without involving costly and time-intensive determination of facts (or if it is a motion for partial summary judgment, by minimizing fact-intensive inquiries and leaving for trial only the ones that are genuinely raising issues of material fact).

Example as it appears in H5P:

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