Here are a few more useful tips for answering true or false questions. Use these test taking strategies to do your best on a true false test.
Tip 1) Watch out for negative words
Many true or false statements will contain the words NOT or NEVER. Read these questions carefully as they can be confusing. If you miss the one negative word, you will answer the question wrong because you will be answering the opposite.
Tip 2) Absolutes and Qualifiers can be tricky
Qualifiers are words such as "sometimes," "frequently," or "often." These words are thrown into true false tests and will often make a statement TRUE. Don't assume because you see a qualifier that the answer is true, but look at it carefully and know that the answer is usually TRUE.
Absolutes are words such as always, every, never, and most, which were mentioned in the above section. (In the examples in the previous section, absolutes were used to make those statements false.) When you see absolutes, these true or false questions are almost always FALSE. Think about it: very seldom does something always happen or have every one involved.
Tip 3) True false tests usually have more TRUE answers.
Most true or false tests will have more statements that are true than false. It is important to read a true or false question carefully and find why it is false before you answer it false.
As with any test, the easiest test taking strategy is to study for the test and know the material well. This will cut down on test-taking anxiety.