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Pirates test taking strategies


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Pirates test taking strategies

  1. 1. P.I.R.A.T.E.S. Test Taking Strategies
  2. 2. Step 1: P repare to Succeed <ul><li>Begin taking the test using the steps PASS : </li></ul><ul><li>P : Put your name on your paper and PIRATES on the test. </li></ul><ul><li>A : Allot time and order to the sections of the test. </li></ul><ul><li>S : Say your affirmations. </li></ul><ul><li>S : Start within two minutes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: I nspect the Instructions <ul><li>Use the steps RUN : </li></ul><ul><li>R : Read the instructions. </li></ul><ul><li>U : Underline what to do and where to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>N : Note any special requirements. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3: R ead, Remember, Reduce <ul><li>READ the whole question. </li></ul><ul><li>REMEMBER what you’ve studied. </li></ul><ul><li>REDUCE your choices, marking out the choices that you know are not possible. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4: A nswer or Abandon <ul><li>Answer or abandon the question. If you abandon it, place a mark next to the question to show that you must come back to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions you know and then later return to the ones you were unsure of. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: T urn Back. <ul><li>When you get to the end of the test, turn back to those abandoned questions using the REAL guessing technique. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: E liminate <ul><li>Using the REAL guessing technique, follow the sequence of: </li></ul><ul><li>R ead all answer choices. </li></ul><ul><li>E liminating similar choices </li></ul><ul><li>A void absolute words (all, always, </li></ul><ul><li>never, none) </li></ul><ul><li>L isten to your instincts. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: S urvey <ul><li>Survey the test one more time to check for abandoned answers. Only change an answer if you are positive that it is wrong. Usually your first answer choice is the correct one. </li></ul>