- Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:23 pm
One strategy you can try, jolie_g, is to take the opposite approach to your contender answers. Instead of trying to find support for them, try to find problems with them. It's an easy trap that we can all fall into on this test to rationalize why an answer might be right, to talk ourselves into a bad answer by saying things to ourselves like "if you look at it this way" and "well if they believe X, they probably also believe Y." But the right answers don't need our help - they are right all on their own!
If you approach every answer like a skeptic, looking for problems, you may find that you are better able to see the problems in the wrong answers. The right answers, meanwhile, will stand up to your scrutiny. "That's too strong a statement" or "that's not quite what the author said" or "this answer is conflating two ideas that aren't really the same" are the kinds of problems you are likely to spot when you go looking for flaws in answer choices, and bad answers will start to fall away, leaving only the best answer still standing.
Be a skeptic! Look for problems! That's one way to get unstuck when faced with multiple contenders.
Adam M. Tyson
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