What is the best answer if you don't know the answer for multiple choice. Does any one know a strategy?

Question:I have test anxiety and have difficulty remembering material.

I have always heard that C is the most common. I not sure I believe it.

Possibly C is chosen because it is in the middle of the answers, no outliers like A, D or sometimes E.

Trust me, I have guessed a-plenty in my day. Going with the safe C is no way to go out. Be a real Man or Woman. Live on the edge, take the bull by the horns. Select A or D!

I Prefer A or D because it seems a bit dangerous. There is no better way to end a test then standing up (figuratively of course, and bit unconventional), and saying I am NOT AFRAID TO GUESS! Live on the edge pick A or D and maybe even E on that crazy occasion.

Good luck and good guessing!!
i don't think there is one best answer.
i think your best bet is to just choose one letter if you run out of time and go straight down a column with that letter. If you don't know the answer i have no idea what to do. I would just try to reason. If you can even eliminate one that increases your chances of getting the question right. Ive taken too many ACT, SAT, and AP tests and have heard this repeated every time.
Look for the most ridiculous choice and choose between the next set and so on. By then you should be down to 2 choices from there choose the most likely one.
just start knocking them out one by one. take out the answers who definately know are wrong, so you have a narrowed choice, if you still have no clue, you can do three things, do the iny-mighty-mo trick, or pick a letter and stick with that letter as your guess letter for every question you guessed on, or pick the answer that looks right to you.

breathe and you'll do great!!
First of all, it doesn't matter what type of questions are being asked -- multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, essay -- if you don't know the material, you won't perform to your potential on the test.

"Test anxiety" is an excuse, nothing more. You can be honest with yourself. Admit that in the past you didn't put in the time to prepare for a test. Your true issue is laziness or an unwillingness to get yourself ready for the task at hand. This is why you have "difficulty remembering material".

Your job is to figure out ways of studying and learning material to make it important, relevant, and meaningful to you. If you put in honest time and effort, you will give yourself the best possible chance to perform well at any task.

Therefore, my suggested "strategy" is for you to drop the excuses, put in the necessary time -- however long it takes -- and thereby develop some confidence in your ability to perform at a level you can be proud of. Then, go out and really smoke that test. Good luck.
Well, of course the best way to score well on a test is to study and actually learn the material. You can try mneumonic devices - associating certain facts with things that are easy to remember. For instance, ROYGBIV is a common device used to remember the colour spectrum - red orange yellow green blue indigo and violet. Certain information lends itself to these memorization techniques.

You can try memorization through stories and scenarios - like if you need to remember the year when Mr. Soandso died was 1954, think of him sitting at a table with 1 plate, 9 nuts, 5 figs and 4 forks. Or try to associate a date with something else. If Ms. Blahblah died in 1969, remember that she died the same year that we landed on the moon. Little things like that which can help you retain information.

Aside from learning the material... anytime you have multiple choice it is always helpful if you can rule out answers. Anything that seems unlikely can be removed from the options, leaving you with a better chance of guessing the correct answer.

Sorry if those all seem like obvious answers, but really there is not a great way to pass tests without knowing the material. The best you can do is try harder to remember things using various techniques, and learn to narrow down your possible choices.
I am still figure out which wire to cut, the red or the blue.
Truthfully though they proved this when I took my test to get
into the Air Force. I multipale choice your first choice is most
often the correct one. Thats first "choice" not first answer.(^_^)
As a person with very poor memory and somewhat high thinking skills I can give you a definite yes.

This depends in part on who wrote the test. Here is what you do . . .

One - eliminate any answers you know are wrong

Two - sometimes you want to eliminate any answers that would look correct even if you didn't know what you are doing.

Look at questions you did know. There is usually one wrong answer designed to hook people that are guessing. Does your test make a lot of use of this? If so you can eliminate the "obvious" guess from your answer pool. Especially if your professor is a prick and its one of the first two answers.

One example of this is a latin Vocab test I had. "Rabies" had something like "disease" or "rage" for the first answer but the correct one was something like "fear of water" as you can guess from what I've written I didn't do so well in latin.

If the test is not standardized but is written by the teacher there are sometimes linguistic hints. Plurality or tense might be inconsistent between the question and one or more answer. If you think outside of the test you may have other knowledge you can leverage to get at the answer.

There are more that the other users will contriute. In addition to this I suggest you look up memory/study skills. There are tricks like chunking and simplification that can help a lot. Learn if you are visual or auditory or another type of learner. If you are visual its sometimes easier to memorize a mental "picture" of the page and its text than to memorize all the content on the page. If you are auditory its sometimes easier to memorize a mental script or sound-track of the material or even make a poem out of what you have to remember. You know the old "1492 . . . ocean blue"? You could make a huge poem of all the dates for your history class. For that matter there probably is already a good one online.
First eliminate the absolutely wrong answers. This should get you down to two possible answers, you are now at a fifty fifty chance. Look for inclusive words like all, every or none and be careful with those. Look for the answer that is the longest , with the most explanation , it tends to be either the correct answer, or if you read the explanation carefully you can see the trick in it. Look for a break in the pattern of answers. Most multiple choice answers will not have five or six of the same answers in a row, but that is not a rule. How has your teacher tested in the past? Do they mix it up or try to play mind games with you. There is a saying that says when all else fails choose C, but I have rarely found that to work.
When in doubt choose C! That's what I've heard. However, the best strategy is process of elimination. Narrow down your answers and cancel out the least logical and go from there.
Eliminate the Answers one by one. This is the best way to choose the Correct answer.
If really U r blank then U can chose an answer which u really like the letter in that Choice. (like a, b, c, d) If u like 'a' then U can chose that answer. this is what i m doing when ever i get the situation.. :)
But think twice thrice to go this option.. Because Some times U may know the Answer for the Question and that time u may forgot that Question itself.

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