TEST TAKING STRATEGIE1 - 9. Turn the multiple choice...

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TEST TAKING STRATEGIES - MULTIPLE-CHOICE TESTS General Strategies 1. Underline key words or phrases 2. Restate the question in your own words. 3. Try to answer the question before you look at the options. 4. Consider al options. Do not select the first one that looks good and forget to read the others. 5. Learn how to make the best choice by using a process of elimination (POE). o Eliminate choices that are completely false of impossible considering the other choices. o Eliminate choices that are partly false. o Eliminate choices that are too general. o Cross out answers as you eliminate them. 6. If after reading the question and all the options you find that the answer is not immediately apparent, wait a few seconds before you look at the options again. 7. If a multiple choice questions does not make sense, read the questions and each of the answers independently. 8. If the multiple choice question is clear but the options are not, try combining the question with each of the options.
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Unformatted text preview: 9. Turn the multiple choice question and each option into a true/false question. 10.If the multiple choice question is not in "question form," turn it into a question. Last Resort Strategies These may indicate INCORRECT answers: Specific determiners are likely to be incorrect answers. Unknown words are likely to be incorrect answers. Insulting statements are likely to be incorrect answers. Jokes are likely to be incorrect answers. Extreme choices are likely to be incorrect answers. These may indicate CORRECT answers: Qualifiers are likely to be correct. Longer, more complete answers are likely to be correct. "All of the above" is likely to be a correct answer. If two answers are opposites, one of these choices is likely to be true. . Numbers (dates, years, and statistics) in the middle of the range are likely to be correct....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course LEARNING L 110 taught by Professor Afrancis during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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