Becoming test-taking Ninjas
We looked at practice tests from the following sources:
On Wednesday, we tackled AP questions as a group, coming up with strategies for solving them. Here are the strategies we developed:
Think about everything you KNOW about the sequence of events in history, to work out whether any of the options are impossible.
Also, tests are sometimes organized chronologically. If you are taking a test like that, and all the questions around the question you are taking were about the Great Depression, the answer to the question you're working out probably ISN'T about the Salem Witch Trials!
When an answer has words like "every, always, never, or 'all of'," it is probably wrong. History is rarely absolute.
Learn from the test as you take it, so you use its power against itself. For example, if you can figure out the answer to a question that says "All of the following were initiatives of Franklin Roosevelt EXCEPT", then you haven't just got the answer to one question. You also know three things that were definitely initiatives of Franklin Roosevelt. This can then come in handy in another question.
Sometimes you can get tripped up by the wording of a question. If you put it into your own words, you can make sure you understand it.
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