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.