Chapter 3

Getting Acquainted with Test-Taking and Study Techniques

In This Chapter

arrow Choosing your weapon: Pencil or keyboard

arrow Developing multiple-choice strategies

arrow Making educated guesses

arrow Getting some studying and test tips

arrow Preparing down to the last detail

How many times have you heard someone say (or may have even said yourself), “I just can’t take tests”? Well, of course you can’t do well on tests if you keep telling yourself that! In basic training, your drill sergeant (hereafter known as “Sir” or “Ma’am”) will convince you that the words “I can’t” simply don’t exist in the military. If you don’t believe me, try telling your drill sergeant, “I just can’t do push-ups.” You’ll find that with sufficient practice (and your drill sergeant will ensure you get a lot of practice), you can do push-ups just as well as the next person. (Actually, I don’t recommend testing this, for reasons that should be obvious.) The truth is that those who do well on tests are those who’ve figured out how ...

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