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  • Top Test-taking Mistakes
    1. Spending too much time on difficult items.
    2. Misreading a question.
    3. Filling in the wrong answer space.
    4. Misreading answer choices.
    5. Performing the wrong mathematics operation.
    6. Misreading key words such as "not" or "opposite."
    7. Reading a passage before the question in a comprehension item.
    8. Failing to answer all of the items.
  • Top Test-taking Strategies
    1. Read the question carefully.
    2. Think about what you are supposed to do.
    3. Look at the answer choices carefully.
    4. Skip difficult items and return to them later.
    5. Eliminate answer choices you know are wrong.
    6. Try each answer choice in the blank for fill-in-the-blank questions.
    7. Take your best guess when unsure of the answer..
    8. If you are absolutely sure an answer is correct, mark it and move on to the next question. Otherwise, you need to look at the rest of the answer choices.
    9. Answer all of the questions.