Do Not Write the Wrong Answer: Test Strategy

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My youngest brother spent endless hours studying for his SAT’s and left behind a trail of scattered notes. I decided to straighten up— as I shuffled his papers, the top sheet struck my eye. Generally, I avoid reading left-behind scribbles, but this time I reasoned with my conscience justifying that it was just state-test material. With that in mind, I let my curious eye peruse the sheet. It was headed: “Test Taking Strategy.” The first tip was crossed out so I moved on to the next: “Do not write the the wrong answer.”

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Brilliant! This is by far the best test taking strategy I have ever seen: DO NOT WRITE THE WRONG ANSWER. Abide by that and you will succeed—every single time.

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