True or False Questions
True and False exams seem easy, but can be hard if you don't study! All you need to do is read a statement and figure out if it is true or false. But every now and then you may come across a few statements that sound true…but also false. You're sweating and the choice you make can either make or break your grade. What do you do? We tell our students to go with their gut feeling. Your first instinct is usually right because your mind draws from something familiar. It could be a word, statement or the sentence structure of the question that stands out.
At OST we have developed a list of test taking tips for True or False exams. Take some time and review them and you will see a difference in your test score!
True or False Tips
Pay attention to keywords and qualifiers
All parts of the sentence must be true for the answer to be true
Qualifiers like "never, always, and every mean that the statement must be true all of the time. Usually means answer is false.
Qualifiers like "usually, sometimes, and generally" mean that if the statement can be considered true or false depending on the circumstances. Usually means answer is true.
Assume all statements are true, this will help to identify if a statement is false.
Cross out double-negatives to unfold the true meaning
A positive choice is more likely to be true than a negative one.
Always take a guess if you don't know the answer, you have 50% change of guessing correctly.