Guess
Guess
If you come to a question you can’t answer, you can either draw a mark next to it so you can return later, or you can guess right away, leaving the question behind forever. On the English Test, and only on the English Test, we suggest guessing and moving on. As we stated earlier, the questions on the English Test assess what you already know rather than what you can figure out, so if you don’t get the answer right off the bat (or a few seconds off the bat), you’re not likely to get it by intense wriggling and head scratching. With that in mind, marking the question in order to come back later seems like a needless waste of time—you might as well take your shot right away and move on to more fruitful English territory.
Following this strategy, you should not move on to a new passage without answering all the questions from the previous one. Needless to say, if you follow our suggestion and guess when you don’t know the answer, you won’t encounter this problem. But if you do decide to return to a question you skipped, do so before moving on to the next passage; otherwise, you’re likely to forget crucial details from the passage.
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