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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Adapted from Matt Guffey, Longridge Elementary School
Alwayslisten to the directions given by teacher.
“I think the
answer is …”
Underline key words
Number the parts of the ?
Plan how you will answer
Answer using specific details
Check off each part as you do it
Keep up the great work
Use your time wisely!
2. It is important to answer every question even if you are not sure of the answer.
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.
ANSWERS WITH THE FOLLOWING WORDS ARE USUALLY WRONG/FALSE
ENTIRELY BEST WORST ONLY
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% .
Which development most enabled early peoples to form permanent settlements?
A. advances in agricultural production
B. the creation of democratic government
D. advances in written language
Which of the following is true for people who live in California?
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