Many students will soon be preparing for those annual tests that have become so much a part of the public school experience. Different types of tests are tackled in different ways. It is important for your child to recognize what kind of test it is and plan the right strategy. Here are some special helps for your child to remember:
- In a true/false test
Everything in the statement must be true for the correct answer to be “true.”Watch for key words. Always, never and only frequently point to a false answer.
Sometimes, usually and typically tend to point to a true answer.
- On a matching test
Check first to see if you can use an answer more than once. If not, be sure to mark off the answers as you use them.
- On a multiple choice test
Watch for qualifying phrases which can change the meaning such as: the only, the last, which one is not an example of.
- On an essay test
Prepare for essay tests ahead of time by thinking of essay questions which might appear on the test.
- Organize relevant information from the text that answers these questions.
- Write out actual answers to your questions using as much detail as possible.
- If your answers aren’t satisfactory, begin again.
Be sure you answer the specific question that is being asked.