3 “Jail the Detail” Mr. Detail Highlight, underline, or circle the details in the questions.This helps you focus on exactly what the question is asking you to do.Mr. Detail
4 Be Slick and Predict!Predict what the answer is BEFORE you read the choices.“I think theanswer is …”
5 Slash the Trash! Read ALL of the answer choices! Eliminate any choice(s) that you know are not the correct answer.It gets picked up once or twice a week?TrashMailTelephone
6 Plug it in, Plug it in!Once you have chosen your answer, plug it in and make sure that it makes sense!This works really well with vocabulary questions.
7 Be Smart With Charts & Zap the Maps! Charts and Maps provide information that you can use to answer questions!Analyze ALL information provided before answering the questions!
8 Extra! Extra! Read All About It! If the directions say read…. READ!Pay close attention to signal words in the directions, such as: Explain, Interpret, and Compare.
9 Be a Whiz…with the Grid!Beware! If the answer is not bubbled in exactly right… YIKES! It will be wrong!Be neat
10 Keep On Keeping On!If you get to a couple of questions that you just don’t know, don’t give up!Keep trying your best!
11 If you SNOOZE, You will LOSE! Don’t leave a question unanswered.You will not have a chance of getting it RIGHT if you leave it blank.
12 “UNPACK” the Question! Underline key words Number the parts of the ? Plan how you will answerAnswer using specific detailsCheck off each part as you do itKeep up the great work
13 Check it Out!Once you have completed the test, go back & check your work!Re-check if time permits….
14 Test- Taking PIRATES Strategies Teachers Begin teaching studentsPIRATESStrategies
15 Intelligent guessing strategies…… PIRATESIntelligent guessing strategies……P - Prepare to succeed-put your name and PIRATESon the test. Make affirmationsI - Inspect the instructionsR - Read, remember, reduceA - Answer or abandonT - Turn backE - Estimate. Avoid absolutes, choose the longest ormost detailed choice, and eliminate similar choices.S – Survey the test
16 STEP 1- PIRATESStep 1: Prepare to succeed, begin taking the test using the steps PASS:P: Put your name and PIRATES on the test,A: Allot time and order to the sections of the test,S: Say your affirmations andS: Start within two minutes
17 STEP 2- INSPECT THE INSTRUCTIONS Use the steps RUN:R: Read the instructions,U: Underline what to do and where to do it,N: Note any special requirements.
18 STEP 3- READ, REMEMBER, REDUCE I got it!!Begin to answer the questions using the techniques of…..READ the whole questionREMEMBER what you’ve studied, andREDUCE your choices, marking out the choices that you know aren’t applicable.
19 STEP 4- ANSWER OR ABANDON Choose to either answer the question or abandon it to make the best use of time.If you abandon it, place a mark next to it to indicate you’ll come back to it if time permits.
20 STEP 5- TURN BACKWhen you get to the end of the test, TURN BACK to those abandoned questions and use the ACE guessing techniques.*See next page for ACE*
21 STEP 6- ESTIMATE Use the ACE guessing techniques. A: Avoiding absolute words,C: Choosing the longest and most detailed answer andE: Eliminating similar choices.
22 STEP 7- SURVEYLook over the test one more time to survey if you have answered all the abandoned questions and only change an answer if you are positively sure it is right.Usually your first choice is the CORRECT one.
24 Answering - Multiple Choice Questions Step 1- Formulate your answer before reading the optionsFocus on finding an answer without the help of the alternatives. This process will increase your concentration.Doing this will help you exercise your memory.Step 2 – Eliminate unlikely answersEliminating two alternatives quickly may increase your probability to 50/50 or better.Use the true-false methods described earlier and find the false alternative.
25 Answering - Multiple Choice Questions Step 3- Select numbered answers from the middle range, not extremesFor example, if the height of a mountain is requested, eliminate 20,000 feet (high), and 3,000 feet (low). Then choose between 8,000 feet and 11,000 feetStep 4- Select answers that are longer and more descriptiveLonger (true) answers stand out and contain more detail.Shorter (false) answers are created quickly as throw always.Descriptive detail is given to help you identify the truth.
26 Answering - Multiple Choice Questions Step 5- Similar answers give you a clue!! (4 answer choices)Two of the choices are very close to the answerTwo of the choices are totally wrong1 of the 4 is the correct choice…use process of elimination!!Step 6- Watch out for “Not True”These questions are tricky!!Remember to reverse your procedure and eliminate truth.Place an “X” next to the true statements, so you identify the not – true statements.
27 Attention to Detail - Multiple Choice Questions Fill in bubbles fully…….Write neatly…………Erase any stray marks………….REMEMBER – it is okay not to know everything!!!!!
29 Testing Vocabulary Words These words may trip up students on the CRCT Test. Please prepare your students by reviewing the following terms!!Usually Means . . .TraceFollow; track it; put in order; outline; step-by-step; from the beginning to the end; list the steps.AnalyzeBreak it down; think through; take apart; figure out; tell me the good and the bad.InferWhat seems likely; read between the lines; tell me based on given information; what do you think they are trying to say; make an educated guess.EvaluateSolve; decide; judge; rate; score; sum up; good & bad.FormulatePlan; create; design; derive; come up with, build, show me in words what it means.DescribePaint a picture in words; explain; show me; give details; tell me all about it.SupportProve; give evidence; give details, give reasons; back it up; give me some facts.ExplainTell; give steps; tell me in your own words; your opinionSummarizeReview; what do you know; what’s the most important thing; main ideas; recap in a few sentences, give me the main ideas in a few sentences.CompareSame; alike; similar; all the ways they are the same.ContrastOpposite; different; all the ways they are differentPredictGuess; name the effects of what will happen next; look ahead and tell me what you think will happen.
30 Remember: One Bus... One Direction... Moving Forward with great scores!!Created on 4/5/14 by nla