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Test-Taking Strategy. The Learning Strategy Series 2000 The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning Lawrence, Kansas 66045. The Steps of the Test-Taking Strategy. Step 1:Prepare to succeed Step 2:Inspect the instructions Step 3:Read, remember, reduce

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Test taking strategy

Test-Taking Strategy

The Learning Strategy Series

2000

The University of Kansas

Center for Research on Learning

Lawrence, Kansas 66045


The steps of the test taking strategy

The Steps of the Test-Taking Strategy

Step 1:Prepare to succeed

Step 2:Inspect the instructions

Step 3:Read, remember, reduce

Step 4:Answer or abandon

Step 5:Turn back

Step 6:Estimate

Step 7:Survey

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Step 1 prepare to succeed

Step 1: Prepare to Succeed

  • Put your name and PIRATES on the test.

  • Allot time and order to sections.

  • Say affirmations.

  • Start within 2 minutes.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Step 2 inspect the instructions

Step 2: Inspect the Instructions

  • Read instructions carefully.

  • Underline what to do and where to respond.

  • Notice special requirements.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Underline what to do and where to respond

Underline What to doand Where to Respond

  • Circle the letter next to the most appropriate choice.

  • Write “T” in front of statements that are true. Write “F” in front of statements that are false.

  • Make a “+” in front of statements that are true. Make a “-” in front of statements that are false.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Step 3 read remember reduce

Step 3: Read, Remember, Reduce

  • Read the whole question.

  • Remember what you studied.

  • Reduce the choices.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Step 4 answer or abandon

Step 4: Answer or Abandon

  • Answer the question.

  • Abandon the question for the moment.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Absolute words

Absolute Words

AllNo

AlwaysNone

EveryNever

Only

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Non absolute words

Non-Absolute Words

FewMost

SomeMany

SeldomOften

SometimesUsually

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


Step 6 estimate

Step 6: Estimate

  • Avoid absolutes.

  • Choose the longest or most detailed choice.

  • Eliminate similar choices.

University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning 2000


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