written by: Trent Lorcher•edited by: SForsyth•updated: 11/22/2011
Eliminate test anxiety with these multiple choice test taking strategies and essay test strategies.
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You may wonder why your high school teacher never seems to teach you anything useful. There he is droning on in the front about symbolism in Romeo & Juliet and all you can think about is standardised tests coming up next week. Well, never fear! I've assembled expert high school test taking tips, including multiple choice test taking strategies and how to an take essay test. These strategies, along with knowing the material of course, will put you on your best ground in the testing environment.
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Reading Test Tips
Ray Bradbury was prophetic. Political correctness and easily offended special interests groups have made reading test selections some of the most boring literature on the planet. Students have noticed. It is your responsibility as a teacher to prepare them for these hard to read test passages:
Before you begin reading the passage, read the questions.
Use active reading strategies. If the test allows, write in the margins.
Analyze the title. This is a quick way to gain insights to the overall theme of the passage.