The objective is too broad in scope or is actually more than one objective
Use the ABCD method to identify each desired behavior or skill in order to break objectives apart
No behavior to evaluate
Only topics are listed
No true overt, observable performance listed. Many objectives using verbs like “comprehend” or “understand” may not include behaviors to observe.
Determine what actions a student should demonstrate in order for you to know that the material has been learned.
Describes instruction, not conditions. That is, the instructor may list the topic but not how he or she expects the students to use the information .
Determine how students should use the information presented. Should it be memorized? Used as background knowledge? Applied in a later project? What skills will students need?
Vague Assignment Outcomes
The objective does not list the correct behavior, condition, and /or degree, or they are missing. Students may not be sure of how to complete assignments because they are lacking specifics.
Determine parameters for your assignments and specify them for your students.