Multiple choice

test taking strategies

Preview the test


Read through the test quickly and answer the easiest questions first
Mark those you think you know in some way that is appropriate

Read the directions carefully

Know if each question has one or more correct option

Read through the test a secound time

answer more difficult questions you may pick up cues for answers from the first reading, or become more comfortable in the testing situation

Eliminate options you know to be incorrect

If allowed mark words or alternatives in questions that eliminate the option

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Read the stem with each option

Treat each option as a true-false question, and choose the "most true"

Answering Multiple Choice Questions

Cross off ansewers that you know are incorrect

Then choose the number that you think is right