Have you watched our video, "How to Get the Test Score You Want, Even if You're a Bad Test Taker"?
If you haven't, you can watch it here:
For your convenience, here are Ace Cookie Tutoring's three tips for how to get better test grades:
1) perform answer choice elimination
2) don't second guess yourself
3) don't be afraid to choose all of the above/none of the above
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Here's the transcript to our video, "How to Get the Test Scores You Want":
Hey, everyone! Jessyka Coulter here, and today we're going to be talking about three test taking strategies that are going to help you get the score you want on any standardized or general education test. That could be the ACT, SAT, or something else. If you're an adult working towards some kind of certification such as: real estate or insurance or maybe you're trying to get into med school, these are going to be the testing strategies that are going to help you get that score you want. If you are a student still in school, or you have a child still in school, these testing strategies are also going to help you get the grade you want on any of the tests in your general education classes.
So, if you have ever wanted to get a better score on a test or improve your grades in your general education classes, let me know this message is relevant to you by tapping that like or heart button. If you're here listening, wonderful, just comment below with the class that you'd love to see yourself or your student get a better grade in, especially on tests.
Before we get into all of that, I want to introduce myself properly. Again, my name is Jessyka Coulter, and I am the CEO and founder of Ace Cookie Tutoring. I have helped a lot of students do better on the AC T, especially in the Reading and English sections. Because of my help, students have increased their scores on the ACT. I also assist students with their papers, both the writing/organization and proofreading. My last sweet spot or niche is middle school math.
Now we are ready to talk about what I know you really want to know: how to get a perfect score on the ACT and other tests. My first tip is: answer choice elimination. This means throw out the wrong answer choices as fast as possible. A lot of standardized tests are timed so the sooner you can go from a multiple-choice question that has five options down to three, the better. When you do that, you've just increased your chances of getting the right answer. I can't stress it enough. Throw out those immediately wrong answers - the ones that you look at and go, "Yeah, there's no way!" Scratch 'em out.
If you are looking for some more help with ACT prep, join my group, Parents of Successful ACT takers here: www.facebook.com/groups/actsuccess I go live in the group weekly and answer questions group members have about upcoming ACT test dates and provide answer explanations to practice questions.
Alright, I have two more testing strategies I want to share with you. The second one is: don't second-guess yourself. For example, if you're working on an essay question (which you probably will be answering soon if you're in an upper level class), I want you to read the question, think about it for maybe a second or two, think through your answer, and then just start writing. I don't want you or your child to decide what to write or choose an answer and all of a sudden go, "Uh, wait. There's no way that's right", mull it over, and then change your answer. Don't do that. Don't second-guess yourself. Why? It's simple: your first answer is probably right. There's a good chance your brain and your gut or something along the same lines are thinking the same thing.
So, guys, what do you think? Is this making sense? Are you learning something? If you're getting something out of this, wonderful! That's what I'm hoping to hear :) So, again, tap that like or heart button for me to let me know you're having an aha moment. It makes me so excited!
I have one more tip for you and that is: don't be afraid of an answer choice you've probably all seen on a multiple choice answer test: none of the above or all of the above or some variant. I had a middle school teacher, I think he was my history teacher, tell me that at least once on a test, pretty much every test, there is a very chance none of the above or all the above is going to be correct at least once. Now, I don't want to tell you how long it's been since middle school for me, but I can definitely tell you that I have seen his advice come true way more than once in a blue moon. So, definitely, if you are seeing either of those as an answer choice, feel free to click it, circle it, mark it, or whatever the right word is for you on your test at least once. I caution you: don't go crazy. I mean, don't choose either option every single time they are a choice because they're not going to be correct always, but it's almost a for sure one of those choices is gonna be correct at least once on each test you take.
That's everything I have for you. So, if you want more help with your test-taking strategies so you can get that score you want on the ACT or on another test, make sure you join my group. It's called Parents of Successful ACT Takers, and here's the link: www.facebook.com/groups/actsuccess Join my group so you and your children will be more successful in school, will get a great ACT score, easily win scholarships, and get into the right school. Make your child's dreams, and/or your dreams for your child, a reality.
I do have another Facebook group as well if you are not needing help with the ACT but are still looking for some help with school called Students Aiming for A's. Join that group here: www.facebook.com/groups/asforstudents
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Thank you so much! I'll see you in the next video, and we'll talk more about ways to prepare for school, how to stay learning, and the joys of being a smart cookie. Bye!