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Question How do You Study For Multiple Choice Exams?

Of course I know the general ideas....

1 - Try to answer without seeing the selections first
2 - If your answer isn't there, rule out the ridiculous

But any general pointers?

I don't mind math MC because I'm using numbers which make perfect sense - numbers are the only absolute truth afterall

But I'm taking some social science (Criminology, Pyschology) - I haven't taken a course like that since i was in grade ten.

I just no idea how to study for these courses
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Neither do I and Im in my final year

I either download previous exam papers off our library's site and look at what they asked in previous years...or I just focus on certain topics that I am positive will be on there! You're right...its a process of elimination with MC exams...and if all esle fails, go for the "all of the above" answer
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multiple choice exams are probably the easiest exams, since really basically your answers are right in front of you, all you have to do figure out which one it is. Anyhoo.......What I do with multiple choice exams is.......make up multiple choice questions yourself based on lectures and/or the chapters in the textbook. It is time-consuming, but it worked for me.


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You're right Alexis that is a good method....but on top of everything else to study, it just takes too long and I cant be bothered...

But I disagree with you...I much prefer written examinations because you spin shit with words MC exams are tricky little things because most of the answers are so damn silmilar hehe
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But psychology.......usually most of the terms I think are self-explanatory.....so I never studied for it anyways when I was in college. Just remember what you need to remember and take the MC.


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But I disagree with you...I much prefer written examinations because you spin shit with words MC exams are tricky little things because most of the answers are so damn silmilar hehe
Oh I do agree with you there. I prefer written exams too. The worst MC questions are the ones that are:

(a) blah
(b) blah blah
(c) blah blah
(d) all of the above

or the other dreaded one:

I. lalalllalalaala
II. lalababadada
III. omg whatever

(a) I only
(b) I and II
(c) I, II, and III


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Well psychology is my major and it doesnt get any easier

The thing is, most of the questions they ask have answers that could *all* be right You feel like making up your own answer "Both B & C" lol

But just study study study
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lol @ Terry - Well up untill now, I've spent the past 4-5 years taking all science and math courses. I always thought that i liked them best. But last year I realized that science didn't interest me. I can do it, it just bores me.

I'm keeping math, if only cause I'm good at it. That, and I think the combo of psych and stats is a good one.


Alexis - Thanks... I will keep that in mind next time that I have more time to study (and don't have 300 pages of crim. reading to learn over the next 7 days, and 4 chapters of statistics in 5 days).

MC are the easiest for me in a class like Math. But I'm not used to having to answer questions with words I have no idea what sort of stuff they will ask
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psychology professors make up psychology exams......

so I guess they WOULD want to play with your minds a bit.



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Not studying isn't an option this semester

Someone was bad last year, and if someone doesn't get her average up, someone isn't getting anymore student loans

That, and somebody would like to keep her graduate study and/or law school doors open
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(a) blah
(b) blah blah
(c) blah blah
(d) all of the above

lol, as I said...when in doubt go "D" all of the above

Or my methodology..."Hmm...havent used "C" in a while"

Becca...agreed re stats. Back in my first year, I was like "What the hell do I need stats for?" not knowing that it was vital in research....and now that I have big research projects due I realise that i should have paid more attention in my stats lectures
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Don't get me wrong..

None of my classes are remotely difficult yet.

They are all first year courses, aside from Stats.

Its just that i'm not used to learning this way I'm used to solving problems, not reading reading reading.

I prefer things now, just a big change!
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