2 Tips For Better Test Taking Prepare-find creative ways to study- arrive early for tests- be comfortable but alert- stay relaxed and confident- analyze past tests
3 Tips For Better Test Taking - read directions carefully- look over test before you start- answer questions in a strategic order
4 True/False Tests Every part of the sentence must be true Pay close attention to negatives, qualifiers, and long sentences
5 True/False Tests Negatives - If the question contains negatives, such as "no, not, cannot" drop the negative and read what remains.- Decide whether that sentence is true or false.- If it is true, its opposite, or negative, is usually false.
6 True/False Tests Qualifiers - words that restrict or open up general statements. Examples are "sometimes, often, frequently, ordinarily, generally"- These words make more modest claims, are more likely to reflect reality, and usually indicate "true" answers.
7 True/False Tests Long Sentences - Pay attention to the "truth" of each phrase in the sentence.- If one part of the sentence is false, it usually indicates a "false" answer
8 Multiple Choice Tests Get an overview of test by skimming quickly Answer the easiest questions firstAnswer the harder questions lastOn a “standardized” test (such as the SAT) make sure to answer all questions no matter if you know the answer or not. On those kinds of tests you get a fraction of a point for each question answered.
9 Multiple Choice Tests Guessing -Eliminate obvious wrong answers first - Don't guess if you are penalized for guessing- Use hints from questions you know
10 ReviewAlways Review your test if you have enough time no matter what test you are taking