Test Taking Strategies. Ranson Middle School. Slash the Trash!. Read ALL choices Eliminate any choice(s) that you know are the wrong answer Those choices are trash! SLASH THE TRASH Think carefully over the choices remaining.
Test Taking Strategies Ranson Middle School
Slash the Trash! • Read ALL choices • Eliminate any choice(s) that you knoware the wrong answer • Those choices are trash! SLASH THE TRASH • Think carefully over the choices remaining. • Choose what you think is the bestanswer based on prior knowledge. A B
Keep on Keeping On • If you get a couple of questions that you just don’t know, DON’T GIVE UP! • Keep giving the test your very best. • You will get to an easier question soon! Keep On Keeping On!
If You Snooze, You Will Lose! • Don’t leave a question unanswered. • You will not have any chance of getting it right! • If you snooze and leave a question blank, YOU LOSE!
Plug It In, Plug It In Once you have chosen your answer, PLUG IT IN and make sure it makes sense. Example: 100 – x = 60 • 30 • 40 • 50 The answer choice is B, 40. PLUG IT IN! 100 - 40 =60 It works, so your choice is correct!
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! • If the directions say read…..READ! • You don’t want to miss anything! • If necessary, GO BACK to the text and READ to find an answer to a question or find a clue to help you figure out the answer. T E S T
Check It Out! • When you have completed the test, go back and Check It Out one more time! • Sit back and relax as you browse through your test to reaffirm your answers • Don’t be lazy. • Go the extra mile and Check it out! You’ll be glad you did.
“Jail” the Detail • Highlight, underline, or circle the details in the questions. • This helps you focus on exactly what the question is asking. Example: Find the set of numerals listed from least to greatest. DETAIL
Be Slick and Predict! • Read the question carefully. • Predict what the answer is BEFORE you read the choices. Example: Who was the first president of the United States? Don’t look before you predict the answer. Then check to see if your prediction is an answer choice.
Be a Whiz…With the Grid! • A machine grades your tests. • If it isn’t bubbled in exactly right…YIKES!! • You will not get credit for your knowledge.
Be Smart With Charts & Zap the Maps • Charts give information you need to answer questions. • Be Smart and Use the Chart • Maps give information you need to answer questions • Zap the Map!