Of a truth, objectives questions section is a section where sharp thinking and smartness comes to play, although, having the right answer at one’s disposal saves times and related fuss. But sometimes, we (students) get delayed by comparing options when the best choice is unclear. To this end, ojasweb has taken another stride in per-mutating relevant tricks and tested technical approach in answering multiple questions, most often when you’re at a crossroad of choosing.
The writing would have been sectionalized so as to handle different subjects perfectly; however, I wouldn’t be able to toe the path, considering the subject load in the secondary classes. I will, therefore, generalize the approach which I believe will handle your fear.
Be Time Bound and Specific
Time is crucial and can’t be downplayed in the examination arena, being time conscious determines the number of questions you will attempt. Therefore, it is so germane that, you are bound by the allotted time for the paper.
For instance, all the Nigerians’ higher and recognized exams are strictly timed, in which the students are mandated to oblige in completing the task within the circumference of the given time.
Unfortunately, some will end up putting their finger in their mouth while wallowing in the mire of their ineffectiveness to round-off the exam as at when required. So, if you don’t want to be a victim of circumstance, a frequent practice similar questions and compiling with the time would have simulated you.
If you are asked to answer sixty objective questions in less than an hour (say 50 minutes), first check out the type of the question, if it devoid of calculations or soiled with, is it current affairs, is it ….and so on. Once these have been carefully addressed, you can then keep the ball rolling. The reason for identifying the nature of the question is to subconsciously imprint it in your brain that you have to be smart, most especially if it calculations or current affair.
Scan through the options
This trick is pretty helpful in a situation you are dillydallying about the most appropriate answer. A quick scan will give a scanty reflection of what the questions are centered on. How do I do this? I guess that should be your worry! Hey, keep reading. Carefully check the following examples.
(1) Character which falls to express itself in the first filial generation but emerges in the second is?
(2) Which of the following is not a means of conserving natural resources?
(a) Establishment of national parks
(b) Selective logging
(c) Building of dams
(d) Bush burning
(3) Trypanosomiasis is associated with?
(d) tsetse fly
(4) Parasitism can best be defined as an association between two organisms in which?
(a) both organisms benefit
(b) one organism gains and the other neither gains nor loses
(c) both organisms suffer some disadvantages
(d) one organism gains and the other loses
Hopefully, with these examples, you can now relate with what I called scanning of options. A quick scan will of help in identifying what the can be.
Re-read the question
Sometimes, due to exams fever and induce stress which could be caused by fear of unknown or panic, you can lose concentration on the grasp of the questions that ordinarily would’ve been a bonus for you. It is, therefore, pertinent that you read through the question again with an objective of getting the exact content of the question.
Survey has shown that 86% of student peruse a passage more than once so as to fully comprehend and have a sound summary of the passage, in the same vein, some multiple questions will compel you to have a second reading or possibly third before you can attempt it.
Be at a perfect state of mind
A man’s mind is the origin of thoughts and alertness, also, a perfect state of mind helps in reducing confusion hence, enhancing clarity. As much as it lies in you, try to be stable in your mind, put aside unnecessary fear that can jeopardize all your night toiling. There are some questions will try your mind, what do I mean?
The stability of your mind and degree of focus will prove your carefulness in fishing out the hidden answer from the options. Questions of such type do have closely related options, for example, when you are being tried on antonyms and synonyms, the only sure means of getting it right apart from your vastness in the thesaurus is your state of mind which boils down to how you can relate the context with the underlined word.
Streamline the options
You can’t afford to do this because it minimizes the probability of missing the questions. Once you are so sure about what the answer could be but yet in dilemma of decisions, strike out the oddest options and streamline yourself to the remaining two or three thereby, heading you towards the right decision. This trick is very applicable and saves time which other options would’ve deprived you of.
(1) Which of the following items is a current liability?
(a) Stock of raw material
(b) Cash in hand
(c) Bills payable
(d) Cash at bank
(2) The balance sheet is prepared to reveal?
(a) The result of the operations for the period under review
(b) The financial position of the business
(c) The arithmetical accuracy of the ledger accounts
(d) The accruals and payment
These types of question can be answered without much cracking once you’re in a perfect state of mind.
Leave complicated type
Lastly, there are some hard but to crack in multiple questions, such a question can be “set aside” so as to save time. Mind you, if your first ten questions are complicated, don’t mind leaving them for cheap ones, attempt to answer them might disrupt your psyche and mental balance, as it can spring up “troubling thoughts” which if allow can accumulate and disturb the whole system.
The examiners aim to test your strength, so, inability to answer some of the questions do not translate to sketchy preparation but could rather be an oversight when you are preparing for the exam. OJASWEB WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.