Understanding the test

In all standardized testing, there is an assumption of knowledge that each student must have in order to do well on the exam. As you go from high school to college to grad school, the amount of knowledge you are required to know grows exponentially. The first part in understanding the test you’re about to take is ensuring that you have studied sufficiently to adequately answer all questions.

The second and equally important part of preparing for an exam is to understand how test writers construct the questions.To do this, we recommend you examine all answers – correct and incorrect answers. Understanding why an answer is correct and why the other answers are distractors gives an insight into the mind of the test writers. Eventually, a pattern emerges that allows you to eliminate impossible or improbable answers thereby increasing the odds of you getting the right answer, even when you don’t know the answer.