True/false questions are surprisingly tough to answer. The problem that most students have on true/false tests is second guessing themselves.
Here are some strategies that you might use for true/false tests:
- If words like “never” or “always” are used in the question, the answer is generally false. It’s hard to make up statements that are true all of the time.
- If words like “sometimes”, “generally”, or “often” are used, there is a good chance the statement is true.
- If any part of the statement is false, then the entire statement is false.
- Be careful if the words “not” or “never” appear. Students are prone to read over these words. When you miss a “not” or “never”, the entire statement has changed.
- The number of True and False questions on a test are generally balanced. This may help you if you just don’t have a clue as to the answer.
- It’s harder to make up True than False ones. Again this might tilt you more to a False answer if you don’t have a clue as to the answer.
- Review each question when you are done to make sure you read it correctly. But don’t change your answer unless you have a really good reason to do so. Your first choice is generally the right one.
- Answer all of the question you are sure of first. This might help you with the other questions. Sometimes the answer to one question can help you recall the facts behind another question.
In most cases, True/False questions don’t comprise the entire tests. But not doing well on these can really impact your overall test grade..