How to Pass Any Test Without Really Trying

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How to Pass Any Test Without Really Trying

  1. 1. How To Pass Any Test Without Really Trying
  2. 2. First : TAKE YOUR TIME! <ul><li>Read through ALL directions carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Read through ALL of the possible answers </li></ul><ul><li>BEST means BEST not FIRST! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Second : NO “ STARWARS ” <ul><li>Answer what you KNOW for certain first – NO Guessing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SKIP what Don’t know or doubt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lightly Cross out/mark USED items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ANY question may give you the answer you couldn’t remember earlier! </li></ul><ul><li>Put a light mark on your scantron if you skip something - TAKE YOUR TIME! </li></ul>
  4. 4. THIRD : TAKE AN EDUCATED GUESS <ul><li>Apply what you already know: </li></ul><ul><li>Use logic or reason : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce your options: 50/50 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use Deductive Reasoning : What you already know. <ul><li>Word Meanings - prefix/suffix = meaning!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dis- = not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anti- = opposite or against </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-s = plural </li></ul></ul><ul><li>information learned in earlier grades </li></ul><ul><li>recall the activities we did in class! ( looks, sounds, actions ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use logic or reason : <ul><li>think logically = MUST make sense </li></ul><ul><li>tenses, parts of speech, word endings </li></ul><ul><li>plural/singular </li></ul><ul><li>person, place, event, or idea? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which one? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Reduce your options: 50/50 <ul><li>eliminate the impossible </li></ul><ul><li>mark off choices used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lightly so can erase </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Some BASIC Rules : <ul><li>If it doesn’t sound familiar – it isn’t the answer! DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH! </li></ul><ul><li>Your FIRST guess is most often right! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t second guess yourself! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change an answer only when you RECOGNIZE an error! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If all else fails, mark option ‘B’ </li></ul>

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