Eoc Test Taking Tips

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Eoc Test Taking Tips

  1. 1. EOC Test Taking Tips English I Mrs. Janicki Central Academy of Technology and Arts
  2. 2. Reading the Selection <ul><li>Read the passage as if you were not even taking a test </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not understand a passage at first, keep reading </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the big picture: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the main idea? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the author’s purpose? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the theme/message? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Questions <ul><li>Read the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reread the passage </li></ul><ul><li>Underline info that relates to the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Go back to the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Read all answer choices </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate those that are obviously incorrect </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Multiple Choice Questions <ul><li>MAIN IDEA </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNIFICANT DETAILS </li></ul><ul><li>VOCABULARY </li></ul><ul><li>CONCLUSION AND INFERENCE </li></ul>
  5. 5. MAIN IDEA <ul><li>Main idea MUST relate to ENTIRE passage </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read topic sentences </li></ul>
  6. 6. SIGNIFICANT DETAILS <ul><li>Read question, then re-read passage </li></ul><ul><li>Underline the details the question is asking about </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes the answers are NOT in the exact same words as in the selection </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the answer closest in meaning </li></ul>
  7. 7. VOCABULARY <ul><li>Read answer choices and PLUG them into the sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate answers that don’t make sense </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you need to re-read the paragraph </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONCLUSION AND INFERENCE <ul><li>Author does not state idea directly </li></ul><ul><li>Consider various parts of passage together (as a whole) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer choice that refers to only one or two details is probably NOT correct </li></ul>

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