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Test Taking Strategies ‘Twas the Night Before Testing  Go to bed on time. Get plenty of rest.  Talk to your parents about any concerns that you might.

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2 Test Taking Strategies

3 ‘Twas the Night Before Testing  Go to bed on time. Get plenty of rest.  Talk to your parents about any concerns that you might have about the test.

4 The Morning of Testing  Eat a good breakfast with protein before coming to school! It will help you think better and keeps you from getting sleepy.  Relax!  Think Positive!

5 General Tips  If you do not understand the directions the first time, you may ask your teacher to re-read the directions.  Preview the questions before you begin.  Read and re-read the entire question…make sure you understand what you are being asked to do!  If both of your pencils break, please raise your hand and ask for another.

6 Selected Response Questions Selected Response Questions  Read the question and all answer choices before marking anything.  You may go back to the story/poem/passage and re-read if you don’t know the answer to a question. the answer to a question.

7 Pace Yourself-UseTime Wisely Pace Yourself-UseTime Wisely  Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on.  Answers all of the questions. Choose the answer you think is the MOST correct.  Don’t leave any blank.

8 The Process of Elimination  Eliminate answers that don’t make sense.  You can cross the wrong answers out in your test booklet. DON’T cross out the bubble, cross out the incorrect words/answer. I know C isn’t the answer! perimeter If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater. c

9 Math BCR’s and ECR’s  Reread the BCR or ECR to make sure you have answered all the parts of the question.  You must fit your answer inside the box provided.  Show all of your work. Show all of the math, even the parts you can do in your head.  Don’t erase any of your work.  Label all of your math work!!!

10 Math BCRs  WHY BCRs-Prove It!  Prove it by showing the math two ways.  Prove it by showing the inverse operation.  Prove it with a labeled math drawing.  Prove it with a definition for geometry terms.  Prove it with lots of labels.  SHOW ALL of your work.

11 Reading BCRs  Read the question carefully.  Answer the question that is asked.  Give support from the text.  Make an inference that further explains your answer.  An inference is SOMETHING EXTRA that you had to figure out that the text did not come out and say.

12 Skip, Return, Check  If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.  Double check your work.

13 What did that question say?  Make sure you understand what the question is asking.  Carefully re-read the question, if you don’t.  Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked.

14 A Matter of Time A Matter of Time  If any time remains, spend it on the questions you skipped or checking your work.  As you go back through, do not change all answers... Your first answer is usually right.  Don’t worry if you run out of time.

15 Final Tips  Fill in bubbles completely.  Make your marks heavy and dark.  Write neatly.  Erase stray marks.

16 The Death Grip The Death Grip  If your arm tires during testing it is probably due to the grip that you have on your pencil.  Relax the grip and give those muscles a break.  Wiggle your fingers for a few seconds.

17 Thank you, Mr. Know-it-all!  Remember it's okay not to know everything — unlike class tests, these tests will have some questions designed to challenge the limits of your knowledge!  Do your very best, you’ll be surprised with how much you really do know!

18 Adapted by: Mrs. Guthrie/Dynard IRT


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