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Tips for Answering True/False Questions on Standardized Tests

Many test takers dread dealing with standardized test questions in the true/false format, as they think that these types of questions are more difficult than the other standardized test questions. True/false questions can be tricky and it is important that you pay very close attention to the details of each question before you mark your answer.

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Standardized Test Taking Tips for True/False Questions:

  • Don't skim over true/false questions. Carefully read every word of the question, keeping in mind that the tiniest detail can affect the answer.
  • Pay attention to negative words and prefixes (such as un, non, etc.) that impact the meaning of a statement.
  • Watch for double negatives, such as "not unlikely." If an event is "not unlikely," that means it is in fact a likely occurrence.
  • Watch for qualifying modifiers (words like sometimes, usually, probably, might, etc.) tenc to be used in true statements.
  • Watch for extreme modifiers (words like always, never, absolutely, only, no one, the best, the worst, etc.) that may make a statement false that seems at first glance to be true.
  • Remember that questions that are only partially true are in fact false.

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