Tips for multiple choice tests

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Tips for multiple choice tests

  1. 1. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />www.teachingstudentshow.com<br />
  2. 2. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Multiple choice tests are the most commonly used test because they are easy to grade and effectively evaluate a student’s knowledge<br />
  3. 3. Tips for Multiple Choice Test<br />Work Quickly<br />This ensures that the test is complete and not over-interpreted <br />Read each question only once, underlining key words as one reads<br />Break complicated questions into small parts so the answer can be checked against each part<br />Cross out the unimportant parts of the question<br />If you can not answer question mark it so you can come back to it<br />
  4. 4. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests+<br />Consider the instructor<br />If the directions ask you to choose the best answer to each question pick the one the instructor would think is most correct<br />Be wary of “all of above or none of the above because often those are thrown in when a teacher can not think of another content related answer<br />
  5. 5. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Guess Before Choosing<br />After reading the question you should guess what the answer is before look at the answer choices<br />Then examine the choices and select the one that closely matches your answer you guessed<br />Choose simple answers even if they seem obvious<br />Never pick an answer before reading all the choices<br />
  6. 6. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Process of Elimination<br />Cross off the answers that are only partially correct<br />Eliminate the correct answers that do not answer the questions<br />If you know that one answer is not true then eliminate all of the above<br />
  7. 7. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Look for Clue Words<br />If two answers are opposites, one is probably correct<br />Answers are usually incorrect with such words as always, never, usually<br />Look for grammatical clues between the question and its choices<br />For example correct answers and questions have verbs with the same tense and nouns and verbs that agree<br />
  8. 8. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Underline familiar words<br />Be aware of degree of correctness<br />With numbers and dates, one choice is usually too small or too early and one too late and too large are usually incorrect<br />
  9. 9. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />If two choices are very similar, differing in only degree , the one expressed in more general terms is probably correct<br />Use the content in other questions to help with additional clues<br />
  10. 10. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Be Careful of Multiple Answers<br />Carefully evaluate “all of the above” and “none of the above” before selecting them<br />Make sure that all the questions are correct before selecting all of above or incorrect when selecting “none of above”<br />
  11. 11. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Guessing<br />As long as you are not penalized for the wrong answers guessing is a good strategy<br />When you randomly guess you should get about 25% of the questions correct<br />By following elimination process, looking for clues and tips the percentage should rise to 75%<br />
  12. 12. Tips for Multiple Choice Tests<br />Random Guessing<br />The longest response is usually most often the correct answer<br />Answer “c” is a good choice if it hasn’t been used for several questions<br />The answer that is the longest in length may be the correct answer<br />
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