BENIFITS FOR STUDENT
With Multiple Choices or Multiple Guess.
- The strategies that we have covered thus far should be helpful in preparing you with the necessary knowledge needed to succeed with multiple choice exams.
- If you can understand not only how to prepare, but how to approach and analyze the structure of multiple choice questions, you will have a much clearer sense of how to take the guess work out of multiple choice exams.
- In terms of their structure, multiple choice exams have a few unsavoury characteristics:
- First, these tests typically have many questions to answer and the topics you studied are typically scrambled and shuffled;
- Second, the ideas you learned about in class or in the text may be reworded in different ways: colloquially, technically, by example, or by analogy;
- Third, very often the multiple choice test is not simple recognition of basic ideas but recognition of the answer to a reasoned problem. Your reasoning must make use of the learning from the course and may go beyond the material covered in class or require you to apply knowledge from the course.
- You may have to go beyond straight memorization to make an analogy or to solve a novel problem.
- You cannot just be familiar with the material; you must be able to write it down, talk about it, and analyze it.