- Cover up the answers and read
the question carefully. Highlight, underline,
or circle key words to make sure that you
dont miss important information.
- Think about the answer to the
question as though you had to provide it to
the professor. Consider only the subset of
biological information you need to answer
that particular question.
- Uncover the answers provided,
and carefully read each one to evaluate its
correctness. Put marks indicating true or
false by each answer, and then make the
Sometimes you will find yourself
initially unable to select between what appear to be
two correct answers. In this case, repeat the
three-step method but only consider the two remaining
choices. Then ask yourself what evidence is there
that one of the answers is better than the
othernot perfect, not absolutely correct, but
simply better. If you discipline yourself to do this
form of educated guessing, and if you have studied
well, you will likely get more of these kinds of
questions right than wrong.
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