Multiple-choice questions u Try to come up with the answer in your head before you look at the answer choices. u Read all of the answer choices. If you’re not sure which answer is correct, cross out the choices you know are wrong and make an educated guess. True / False questions u Look for key words. For example, statements with all, always, never, every, and none are usually false. u If you have no idea if a statement is true or false, go with true. Research has shown that true is correct more often than false. Essay questions u Read each question and start with the easiest one. u Before you start writing, brainstorm. Jot down the key words, ideas, and points you want to cover. u Use complete sentences and write neatly. u In the opening paragraph, tell the reader what he/she can expect to learn from your essay. In the middle paragraph(s), present examples, facts, and details to support the points you’re making. In the final paragraph, restate the most important points, draw conclusions, or write a brief summary. Test-Taking Tips