Many students are afraid of multiple choice questions even though the answer is right there and all you have to do is just fill in the scantron sheet with the right letter. Nevertheless, students find MCQs to be very tricky and confusing, thus they end up getting low grades on them. Most students think that the four choices that are provided with each question can possibly be the correct answer; that all of the answers look similar and can somehow be rationalized to be the right answer, thus multiple choice examinations can make the smartest person do second-guessing. Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you to do a lot better on your next sociology MCQs exam.
Oftentimes, at the beginning of the test many students get overwhelmed with tough questions that make them think whether they studied enough for the exam and as a result they panic and get discouraged. However, if you will skip tough questions and solve only those that you know for sure first, you will regain self-confidence and will tackle the test quite easily. First of all, it will take you less time to answer easier questions and, secondly, you will have more time to answer harder questions.
Many students get confused by looking at the answers, so once you read the question, cover up the answers with something and try to provide the correct answer without looking for possible solutions. Once you have come up with the answer, look at the test and see if there is an answer like that.
Do not second-guess yourself. How many times you answered a question and then five minutes later you second-guess yourself and go back and change the answer. Only after the test you realize that the first time you provided the right answer. Practice proves that our first guess is usually correct, so if you had to guess the answer, don’t come back to this question again.
Make sure to answer EACH question and even if you are running out of time, you should still fill in the answers, because if you will leave them blank you will not get credit, but if you will fill them in, there is a big chance that you will get some of them right and get at least something.
Sociology, like all other multiple choice questions tests is not as difficult as it seems to be at first, so stay positive and you will overcome it. However, don’t forget that there is Multiple Choice Questions Service, so if you need some professional assistance, you know where to find it.