Written Exam Candidates
Test Taking Technique:
Make sure you carefully note the qualifiers in the stem question, such as EXCEPT, LEAST/MOST likely, BEST etc. The ABOG written board is known for their NEGATIVELY worded questions, and these are especially challenging. For example, if I say, “DON’T think of the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean.” What do you think of? Yeah, the clear, cool, sparkling, blue waters of the Caribbean, plus warm breezes, bikinis, etc. Here’s a strategy on how to not succumb to their trap. Change a negative stem to a positive one BEFORE you begin to find the best answer.
- Circle the negative word in the stem
- Omit the negative word and read the stem as a positive statement
- Mark each alternative with T, F, or ? (so all but one will be true)
- Select the false answer
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