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Some Test Taking Tips A. Arrive early enough to avoid the panic and stress of being late, to avoid the often hysterical group at the door, to carefully choose where you want to sit, and to get comfortably organized. B. When you receive a copy of the test, do a “brain dump” – write down anything you think you might forget (formulas, equations, etc.) somewhere on the test paper. C. Read each question carefully (several times, if necessary), underlining or circling key words . Be sure you understand what is being asked . Don’t read into the question something that is not there. D. Answer the easiest questions first. Never waste time on difficult or debatable questions. Save these for the end of the test. You might find information later on in the exam that will help you with these harder questions. E. Think of your own answer to each question before you look at the instructor’s choices. Then look for your answer among the alternatives.
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Unformatted text preview: F. If necessary, use a comprehensive process of elimination: Read all of the alternative choices Compare them Eliminate the ones that are obviously wrong Compare the remaining choices. How are they different? Is one more correct? Try treating them as true/false statements and pick the one that most accurately answers the question. G. Don’t waste time trying to outguess the instructor or “figure out” the test. H. Ask the instructor to explain any items that aren’t clear. I. Express difficult questions in your own words; rephrasing may make them clearer. J. Watch out for the word “not.” K. Check to be sure all of the questions are answered. Don’t leave any blanks. Make sure your answers are in the correct place on your answer sheet. L. Do not change any answers unless you know they are incorrect. Studies show that changed answers are more frequently wrong....
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