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Test Taking Strategies  Odd-man out  One answer is very different from the other three  Two opposites  When two opposites are present, usually one is the answer  Partially incorrect  Entire answer must be correct  Age  When age is listed, it is usually significant  Time (slide 8) Test Taking Strategies (Cont’d) • Absolutes Always, never, only • Approaching select all that apply • Approach questions like you would true/false questions • Read each answer choice and ask yourself “Is the entire answer true?” • If one part is false, then the answer is wrong • ABCs • Airway, Breathing, Circulation • Patterns • Does three of the four answers address the questions in a similar fashion? • Test Taking Strategies (Cont’d) • Prioritization When asked “What will the nurse do first” think nursing assessment or “What will keep the client safe?” Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Umbrella Option • Option that includes all other options Nursing process Therapeutic Communication Don’t jump for expected words (assess!), read carefully • • • • • • Test Taking Strategies that Don’t Work • When in doubt, choose C • Selecting the answer that you don’t know • Selecting the response that is a different length compared to other choices (longest answer) After Reading the Question Ask:  What is the question telling me?  What is the question asking me?  Who is the patient in the question? ...
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