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Test-taking Strategies. Reading HSPE. Read carefully and mark what is being asked!. Use circles, underlines, and other methods of marking to emphasize important parts of the question: The ?Question? to be answered.

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Read carefully and mark what is being asked
Read carefully and mark what is being asked!

  • Use circles, underlines, and other methods of marking to emphasize important parts of the question:

    • The ?Question?to be answered.

    • The Bolded Words telling how many pieces of evidence they need to write to support.

    • TheImportant information pertaining to the question.

    • TheVocabulary/Terminology in the question.

      • Ex. Analyze, Apply, Predict, Summarize, etc.

Reading multiple choice
READING—Multiple Choice

  • There will be at least two answers that might be *arguably* correct.

  • Be sure you return to the passage to choose the one that is the BEST choice.

  • If any part of the answer is not correct, it’s NOT your best choice.

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READING—Multiple Choice

Optional Tip:

  • Look at the questions before you begin reading the passage.

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • Always look at every possible answer.

  • Try to eliminate the wrong answers.

  • Remember that you are answering based on what is in the passage—not giving your opinion about the truth or accuracy of the passage.

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • The correct answer is guaranteed to be among your choices.

  • If you don’t see an answer you think might be correct, you may have misunderstood the question or the reading.

    • Go back and reread.

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • Always answer every question—if you don’t know the answer, GUESS! Don’t leave anything blank.

If you have to guess
If you have to guess:

  • Answers with responses that use absolute words, such as "always" or "never" are less likely to be correct than ones that use conditional words like "usually" or "probably."

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • “All of the above" is often a correct response. If you think that two of the answers are correct, choose this.

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • The LONGEST response is sometimes the correct one…


    What is a thesaurus?

    a. Almanac

    b. Encyclopedia

    c. User Guide

    d. Volume giving a list of words with their synonyms, antonyms and related words

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • Look for verbal associations. A response that repeats key words from the question is likely to be correct.

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READING—Multiple Choice

  • "Funny" responses are usually wrong. Ha!

Final m c tip
Final M.C. Tip:

  • Fill in the bubbles completely.

  • If you have to erase, erase completely.

Reading short answer questions
READINGShort Answer Questions

  • You do not have to write in complete sentences or paragraphs.

  • You may use a bulleted list or a chart.

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READINGShort Answer Questions

  • When asked for support from the passage, use direct quotations backed with commentary or thoughtfully paraphrase.

    • Do NOT “text drop”!

  • Always give one more detail than you are asked for. If asked for 2, supply 3-4, etc.

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READINGShort Answer Questions

  • Make sure you stay within the lines!

  • Anything written outside of the lined portion of the test will not be scored.