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Test-Taking Strategies. Adapted from Matt Guffey, Longridge Elementary School. “Jail” the Detail!. Highlight, underline, or circle the details in the questions. This helps you focus on exactly what the question is asking you to do. Mr. Detail. Test Taking Strategy # 2.

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### Test-Taking Strategies

Adapted from Matt Guffey, Longridge Elementary School

• Highlight, underline, or circle the details in the questions. This helps you focus on exactly what the question is asking you to do.

Mr. Detail

Alwayslisten to the directions given by teacher.

LISTEN

• Read the directions written on the test

• Ask the teacher if you do not understand the directions.

“I think the

• Read ALL of the answer choices! Eliminate any choice(s) that you know are not the correct answer. The choice is obviously “trash!”

• Once you have chosen your answer, plug it in and make sure that it makes sense! (this works really well with vocabulary questions).

• Charts and Maps provide information that you can use to answer questions! Analyze ALL information provided before answering the questions!

• If the directions say read…. READ! Pay close attention to signal words in the directions, such as explain, interpret, and compare.

• Beware! If the answer is not bubbled in exactly right… YIKES! It will be wrong!

Underline key words

Number the parts of the ?

Check off each part as you do it

Keep up the great work

• When you have completed the test, go back and check your work!

2. It is important to answer every question even if you are not sure of the answer.

• 1. Don’t spend too much time on any one question.

5. Answer the easiest questions first, but be sure to go back to those questions you skipped.

3. Use all your time! There are no extra points for finishing early.

4. Save time at the endtoreview your testand make sure you haven't left out any answers.

ALL ALWAYS

MUST NONE

NEVER EVERY

ENTIRELY BEST WORST ONLY

EVERYONE

ABSOLUTE WORDS

Educated guessing means using everything you know to attempt to answer the question

A random guess gives you a 25% chance of getting the right answer. An educated guess gives you chance of answering correctly up to 75% .

Educated Guess

Which development most enabled early peoples to form permanent settlements?

B. the creation of democratic government

CSH10239

Which of the following is true for people who live in California?

• A. Everyone in California lives on the San Andreas Fault.

• B. Because California’s most powerful earthquake was in 1906, the next powerful earthquake will be centuries away.

• C. Only people who live in California experience earthquakes.

• D. People living in California experience earthquakes more frequently than in any other place in the country.

The context of a word includes all the words and sentences that surround it and the situation in which the word is used

WHEN THE ANSWER IS NOT CLEAR, LOOK FOR CLUES ( CONTEXT, TENSE, WORD TYPE, GRAMMAR) IN THE QUESTION AND THE ANSWER CHOICES

LOOK FOR CLUES