words that indicate prioritization such as best essential early or late first highest priority immediate and so on here are also some examples of strategic words that indicate assessment such as assess check collect determine to find out gather identify etc student boid asking themselves well what because this leads right into the forbidden reading into the question students need to focus only on the information in the question and read every word and make a decision regarding what the question is asking the pertinent information will be written directly
in the question along with sometimes more information than necessary if you start to wonder what if you may end up answering something totally separate from what is being asked your turn identify the strategic words and their indications in the following questions and then select the correct answer remember don’t read into the question-answer what is being asked when reading the options in multiple-choice or multiple response questions look for answers that are comparable or alike comparable or alike options can usually be eliminated as
it is unlikely that both options are correct however be cautious when using this strategy during tests and examinations separate from theNCLEX your turn answer the following question by eliminating alike options and selecting the correct answer to eliminate options with closed-ended words examples of closed-ended words are all always every must not never and only these words imply a fixed meaning with no flexibility which is not an option when working in real-life situations as every patient is different from one another try to select questions with open-ended words like may commonly usually normally and generally as these words are more inclusive of individual variables your term answer the following questions by eliminating options with closed-ended
words Umbrella choices are choices that are broad or universal the umbrella option is almost always the correct answer because it can be applied to the most situations and contains the concepts of more specific answers within it your turn answer the following question
by selecting the umbrella term test time itis now time for you to use all of the previously mentioned test-taking strategies to answer a short test remember to focus on the relative information and read carefully to decide what exactly the question is asking to identify the subject in question determine whether the question leads toa positive or negative event query to avoid asking what if and stay focused on the data that is given to you go back to the ABCs airway
breathing and circulation of the question require prioritization use the process of elimination when answering choices that are presented in multiples and always read each choice carefully before eliminating it look for comparable or similar choices and eliminate them eliminate answers with closed-ended words and look for umbrella choices good luck you.