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TYPES OF TESTS …MULTIPLE
CHOICE, ESSAY, AND TRUE FALSE
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MULTIPLE CHOICE
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Read question before you look at answers
Read all choices before choosing answer
Eliminate wrong answers
Do not keep changing answers…usually first
choice is correct
MULTIPLE CHOICE
• “All of the above”…do not choose if you are
certain one answer is false
• “None of the above”…do not choose if you are
certain one answer is true
• Usually choice with most information is
correct
GUIDELINES FOR MULTIPLE CHOICE
GUESSING
• If 2 answers are similar except for 1 or 2
words, choose one of these
• If 2 answers have similar sounding/looking
words choose one of these
• If the stem calls for sentence completion,
eliminate grammatically incorrect answers
• If 2 quantities are almost the same, choose
one
GUIDELINES FOR MULTIPLE CHOICE
GUESSING
• If answers cover a wide numerical range,
choose the middle of the range
*****NONE OF THESE TECHNIQUES ARE MEANT
TO TAKE THE PLACE OF STUDYING!!!!
ESSAY TEST
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Read directions carefully
If you do not understand question…ask
Answer all parts to the question
Manage your time for all essays that need
answered
• If question asks for facts do not give opinions
ESSAY TEST
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Find out exactly what question is asking
Be neat
Make an outline before answering
1 main idea per paragraph
Proofread essays if time allows
Use a pen…pencils are hard to read
Write on one side of the page only
TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS
• Read question carefully
• Pay attention to key words
• Look for qualifiers---all, most , sometimes,
never, rarely are key words
• If the question contains always or never it is
usually false
MACHINE GRADED TESTS
• Make sure answer you mark corresponds to
question you are answering
• Do not make any stray marks
• Try not to erase or change your answers

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