History SOL Testing Tips

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History SOL Testing Tips

  1. 1. History SOL Testing Tips 70 questions ALL Multiple Choice Choose the 1 best answer
  2. 2.  Read Slow, Careful, and deliberate  Use tools to highlight words like NOT, EXCEPT, NOT TRUE, FALSE, etc.  For Maps, Charts, Pictures  Read TITLES and KEYS!  Use the Test! Look back at maps, pictures, etc. to find information to help you.
  3. 3.  Use process of elimination. Use the tools to cross out wrong answers. Narrow it down before guessing.  Look at ALL choices. Be careful of “all of the above”  Be careful with absolute words such as ALWAYS, ALL the TIME, NEVER, etc.  There will be distracters. Don’t pick them! If you have never seen/heard something… don’t pick it.
  4. 4.  Numbers are sometimes NOT in A,B,C,D order. Be careful! A. 3 B. 1 C. 4 D. 2  Don’t get frustrated, scared, or bogged down! Use “flag for review” and go to the next question. Come back later…  Take your time and double check each answer. Remember your 1st guess is usually right. Be confident if you change an answer.
  5. 5.  Smile! We are so proud of you!  Do your BEST on the TEST!  Best of Luck! Mrs. Kirsch & Miss Helfrich

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