The first point to remember when approaching any kind of test is obviously knowing what will be covered on the test. Find out the specific objectives in order to study appropriate material. When taking an exam with CRQs, you will not be able to choose the correct answer as in multiple-choice questions, but will be expected to generate correct information from your own subject knowledge. It is important to use the appropriate vocabulary on CRQ answers; a quality study guide, like one from 240 Tutoring, can ensure that you are utilizing aligned content and appropriate terminology. It is also essential to properly pace yourself during the exam in order to allow time to construct a quality CRQ response. 240 Tutoring study guides break down the each exam’s structure and provide timed practice to help you understand the best pacing techniques.
The next strategy for answering a CRQ is the same for learners of all ages and also applies to responding to multiple-choice questions. READ AND RE-READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY!! Even though you may think this reminder is unnecessary, the fact is that MANY mistakes are made from misunderstanding what is being asked rather than not knowing the information. Instead of quickly reading through the question and assuming you understand it, take the time to review and internalize what is being asked. Doing so will allow you to avoid making a costly mistake and risk potentially failing your exam. Re-reading the question prompt is an easy way to keep yourself on track to pass your test.