Stretegies 4 Multiple Choice & SA Qust.

The Harshit Aggarwal (B.Com(H) ,CS Final) (5278 Points)

16 September 2009  

Strategies for multiple choice and short-answer questions


   1.              Survey the test to see how many different kinds of questions are being asked, to get a perspective on the exam.

   2.              Check the marks allotted against the time available for each question, reading the instructions carefully.

   3.              Do not read elements into the question which are not there.  Underline words and phrases so that you realise what is there.

   4.              Watch for absolute words or phrases, for example the words  not or  no,  always, or  never.

   5.              Do not assume that  a proposition is false just because it is unfamiliar (and vice versa).

   6.              Check your answers.  Make sure you know if a penalty is applied for guesses which are incorrect.

   7.              Remember that all of the questions should be related to the course you are doing.  Think about the questions in terms of the course objectives and your understanding of what your lecturer was trying to achieve.