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How to Ace Multiple Choice Tests

Taking practice tests and knowing strategy are the keys to success with multiple choice tests.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Locate practice tests Locate multiple choice tests to practice with. Look on publisher sites, school sites, or in bookstores.
  • Step 2: Read all questions Read all the questions carefully one or two times before reviewing the answers.
  • Step 3: Answer the question in your head Answer the question in your head before looking at answer choices.
  • Step 4: Read all answer choices Read all the answer choices at least once before making a selection.
  • TIP: Often the answer with the most information, or the longest, is the correct answer choice.
  • Step 5: Eliminate wrong answers Cross out the answers you are sure are not correct.
  • TIP: If you are sure that one answer choice is correct or incorrect, never choose "All of the above" or "None of the above."
  • Step 6: Go back and review answers Review your answers, focusing on any you were unsure of or guessed at. Only change an answer if you are certain it was wrong – the first choice is usually the right choice.
  • FACT: Did you know? When a test is well written, most of the questions will be answered correctly by 30 to 80 percent of those taking it.

You Will Need

  • Internet access or bookstores
  • Practice multiple choice tests

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