Smart Ways to Answer Multiple Choice Questions

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Weve all had to make guesses on multiple choice tests. Sometimes we guess right, but its really easy to guess wrong.

About.com posted some tips on how to answer multiple choice test questions. Here are some of our favorite tips:

  • Don’t second-guess yourself. If you make an educated guess the first time around, don’t go back and start changing your answers around.
  • When you narrow your choices to two, try each answer with the question to see if they both make sense. Sometimes you’ll find a hidden clue, like a subject/verb agreement that gives it away.
  • If all else fails, choose B or C! A few studies show that those answers are correct at a slightly higher rate than A or D.
  • Read the question carefully and think of an answer before you see your choices. Read the choices to see if your answer is there. If so, it is probably right. Read the other answers quickly to be certain.

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