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  1. Test Taking

  2. Types of Tests • Objective • Subjective

  3. Types of Objective Tests • Analogies • Multiple-choice • True-false • Matching • Fill-in-the-blank • Sentence completion

  4. Understanding Analogy Questions • Analogies show different relationships between words • Each analogy question has two pairs of words • Presented in a mathematical equation - : means is to - ::means as - For example, girl : boy : : lady : man girl is to be as lady is to man

  5. 7 Types of Analogies • Synonym • Antonym • “Type of” • “Part-to-whole” • “Object-to-function” • “Lack-of-something” • “A-place-for”

  6. Synonym Analogies • A synonym is • a word is the same or similar meaning as another • Find words that are parallel in meaning • 2nd pair of words must mirror the relationship in the first pair • Example: - Prevent : stop : : view : look

  7. Antonym Analogies • An antonym is • A word that has the opposite meaning as another word • Relationship between the two pairs must mirror each other • Example: - foe : friend : : enemy : pal

  8. “Type of” Analogies • An object belongs to a class of objects • What is the relationship in the first pair of words? • Example: • red : color : : thyme : herb

  9. “Part-to-Whole” Analogies • How is one word in each pair a part of the other word in the same pair? • Example: • toe : foot : : finger : hand

  10. “Lack-of-Something” • One word in each pair lacks some a quality • Must reflect the same relationship, in the same order • Example: hermit : friends : : begger : money

  11. “Object-to-Function” Analogies • Determine the function of a certain tool or item • Often may include difficult vocabulary • Example: • scissors : cut : : awl : puncture

  12. “A-Place-for” Analogies • Determining where something takes place or where someone belongs • Example: • dog : kennel : : bee : hive

  13. “Lack-of-Something” Analogy • One word in each pair lacks something • Order of word use is important Example: - hermit : friends : : coward : courage

  14. Solving Analogies • Create precise relationships - re example on page 179 • Be creative, but don’t over think the solution • Go for the most logical and obvious answer, when in doubt • SparkNotes: Old SAT: Types of Analogies

  15. Multiple-Choice Questions • Choose the answer from several options • Use the process of elimination

  16. Tips for Answering Multiple-Choice Questions • Anticipate the answer and look for it in your choices • Read all the responses • Look for qualifier • Eliminate incorrect answers • Consider “all/none of the above” answers • Choose the “best” answer

  17. True-False Test Questions • Recognizes an idea or fact • Checks reading comprehension

  18. Tips for Answering True-False Questions • Pay attention to ABSOLUTE words • Recognize other modifiers • Study sentence length • Look for false logic • Consider guessing • 50/50 chance of getting the correct answer

  19. “Matching” Test Questions • Must choose which things go together • Approach these types of questions like a puzzle

  20. Fill-in-the blank (FITB) • May not have answer choices • Put the question or sentence into context • Complete those that you KNOW first

  21. Tips for Taking FITB Test Questions • Look for links in ideas • Look for context clues • Read carefully • Check capitalization • Match the grammatical form • Check your answer

  22. Essay Tests • Types of essays questions: • Recall-Type • Analyze-Type • Evaluate-Type • Synthesize-Type

  23. 10 Essay Test Strategies • Analyze the question • Underline key words • Answer the question • Get the guidelines • Use your time well • Start writing • Keep writing • Edit and revise • Proofread • Deal with panic

  24. EXPLORE Exam • Test for 8th & 9th graders • Administered in March for PA students • Serves as an entry point into the ACT • http://www.explorestudent.org/