6STRATEGIES AND TIPS FOR TEST TAKING SURVEY ENTIRE TEST BEFORE YOU STARTCHECK ALL ANSWERS BEFORE TURNING IN TESTREAD DIRECTIONS CAREFULLYWRITE NAME ON EACH PAGESTART WITH EASY QUESTIONS FIRSTON DIFFICULT QUESTIONS MAKE NOTE OF YOUR GUESS
7MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS Most commonly used test format in college. Requires very careful reading and analysis of responses.Select the best answerMost common problem with Multiple Choice tests is not being prepared.
8MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTSNature of a Multiple Choice Test is to have options that are true and falseUse true/false strategy to eliminate wrong choices.
9Multiple Choice Tests - Example An ideal fascist state includes (1) an autocratic ruler and a single party personify the state, (2) national socialism, (3) equal and classless society, and (4) strong ideological impulse.a. (1), (2), and (3)b. (1), (2), and (4)c. (1), (3), and (4)d. (2), (3), and (4)e. All of them
10MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST TAKING TIPS Longest or the most specific option will most often be the correct option.Qualifying modifiers are used more often in the correct option than absolute modifiers.Eliminate options that contain absolutes, silly remarks, or words that you would not be expected to know.
11MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTTAKING TIPS The correct option may be one of two similar options, with the most specific option usually correct.If you don’t know an answer, move on. You may find your answer or a hint in another question.If you have two synonymous options, neither will be correct .
12MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST TAKING TIPS The best option should be a grammatically correct extension of the question.Test writers frequently overuse the “all of the above” option.It’s better to know your material than to spend time looking for loopholes in an exam.