Test Taking Strategies - Cengage

Test Taking Strategies True/False Statements Negatives Circle all negatives so that you are sure of what the statement says. List some examples of negatives. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

8|2 Examples of Negatives Not None No one Hardly, Scarcely Prefixes such as Un- non- dis-

in- What others did you list? Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8|3 Negatives The effect of negatives is to make the sentence the opposite of what it would be without the negative.

Write a statement then change it by adding a negative. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8|4 Double Negatives Simplify the question by getting rid of double negatives. Simplify this statement: Most people are not unafraid of snakes. Most people are not unafraid of snakes.

Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8|5 Qualifiers If general qualifiers are present there is a good chance that the statement is True

Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8|6 General Qualifiers/True List some general qualifiers. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8|7 General Qualifiers/True

Some Few Most Many Seldom Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Probably Sometimes Generally

Usually Often 8|8 Absolute Qualifiers If absolute qualifiers are used, there is a GOOD CHANCE that the statement is FALSE Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

8|9 Absolute Qualifiers Absolute Qualifiers make a statement mean100% There can be No Exceptions to the statement. List some qualifiers. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

8 | 10 Absolute Qualifiers/False All Always No Never None Every Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Everyone Only Best Entirely Invariably Worst 8 | 11 Educated Guesses Guess False

If you think any part of a statement is false, then the whole statement is false. Carefully check items in a series. Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8 | 12 Educated Guesses Guess False If the statement gives a reason.

Be on the look-out for phrases such as reason, because, due to, or since Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8 | 13 Educated Guesses Guess True Unless you know it is false.

Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8 | 14 How much do you remember? What effect do negatives have on true false statements? What do you do when there are two negatives in a sentence? What effects do qualifiers have on true false statements? What are two reasons you might guess that a

statement is false? Why would you guess that the statement might be true? Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. 8 | 15

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