Undoubtedly, mastering multiple choice questions are very important when it comes to being successful on the ACT or SAT. The good news is that there are important strategies you can take to get your target score. With this in mind, consider the following helpful tips:
Read the directions carefully – the first thing you need to do is read the directions as carefully as possible. The directions part is the first step you need to take in making sure you understand what is being asked of you. A failure to read the directions can lead you to answer the questions wrong.
Read the question twice – after reviewing the question a first time, go through it again just to ensure you understand the details. Oftentimes, you can pick up on additional details if you read through the question a second time.
Pay very close attention to the details of each question – every question contains certain details that you only have a limited time to answer. Underline or circle details that you feel are important and read the question in a way as if you need to respond to it without looking at the answers below.
Consider the answer before looking at the list of alternative answers – with the important details fleshed out, try and think about the answer before considering the list of alternative answers. Then dive into the alternatives and target the one that best matches your answer.