There are many ways to write effective objectives. This particular technique is very easy to remember and is quite effective.

There are 4 components of an objective that most agree need to be included. The example below is based on a psychomotor skill.

The ABCD’s of Objective Writing

A = (Audience) – Who is it that you are teaching?
Example: The learner…

B – (Behavior) – What is it that they will be able to do?
Example: The learner will be able to dribble a basketball…

C = (Condition) – What circumstances or condition does the learner have to be in in order to complete your requirement?
Example: The learner will be able to dribble a basketball with one hand and both eyes closed…

D= (Degree) – How good does it have to be done?
Example: The learner will be able to dribble a basketball with one hand and both eyes closed for 20 seconds…

Completed Objective:

“The learner will be able to dribble a basketball with one hand and both eyes closed for 20 seconds. ”

As you can see the objective is very descriptive. It tells the student exactly what they need to do in order to complete or meet the criteria. Using this method of writing objectives online will help your students focus on what they need to learn.