In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot, gives a Multiple-Choice Introduction. Standardized tests are like video games; the only thing that really matters is that you win. Rebekah goes over the basics of multiple choice questions, what you should and shouldnt do during the test, and how to master as many problems as possible. The lesson concludes with some familiar and some not so familiar tips to help you do your best on exam day.
They don’t test real-world competence—they’re first and foremost about testing your test-taking skills
It doesn’t matter how you get enough points to win—just that you do.
There are “cheat codes”—tricks and clues that give you an advantage.
You must be smart and aggressive to win.
You’re working with a time limit.
Pace yourself. Keep an eye on your watch.
Do the easy passage first and leave the hardest one for last (if you do it at all).
Eliminate any answers that are even a little bit wrong.
Pick the strong answer you don’t know over the weak one you do.
Concentrate. Be present in the moment.
Read the questions first (maybe).
Skim the passage, thenread it.
Watch for the main idea.
Don’t freak out looking for the topic sentence in a prose passage. It’s probably not there.
Guess aggressively. Be audacious. Don’t let unfamiliar vocabulary stop you.
Answer each question according to its type.
Re-check the passage when necessary (which is often).
Remember that only the College Board is keeping score.
Bring a watch.
Remember you’re reading for answers.
Watch for the stuff the author didn’t have to include.
When in doubt, “C” (or A, B, D, or E) it out. Filling in the same letter for all the questions you don’t read is better than pinballing all over the answer sheet.
Save the hardest passage for last, and be prepared to skip it.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book includes five full length practice exams with all questions answered and explained. It includes a review of test topics covering details test takers need to know, such as poetry,prose fiction, and drama. It also includes sample student essays with critiques of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as a detailed glossary defining 175 literary and rhetorical terms.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd; New ed edition
This book is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written in an easy to read format. It also includes Shakespeare's Sonnets, as well as his longer poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.
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