Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Different kinds of questions call for different strategies. These easy-to-use tips are sure to help you improve your test scores. If you’re not sure of an answer, go with your first instinct. 1 True/False Questions Statements containing absolute words such as all, never, every, and none are usually false. Statements with words such as many, often, sometimes, most, and many in them are usually true. 2 Multiple Choice Questions Try to come up with the answer in your head before you look at the answer choices. Read all of the choices. If you don’t know the answer, cross out the choices you know are wrong. Then make an educated guess. If two of the choices are similar or opposite, one of them is probably the correct answer. If you have no idea what the correct answer is, choose one that’s in the middle. Research shows that“b”and“c”are correct more often than“a”and“d.” 3 Essay Questions Writing an answer to an essay question is like writing a mini paper. It must have a single main idea supported by facts and details. Read all essay questions and start with the easiest one. Before you start writing, jot down the key words, ideas, and points you want to cover. If time permits, make a simple outline. Use complete sentences and write neatly. (Studies have shown that neater papers get better grades.) “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” Robert Collier, author 15