5 Kaplan OAT Strategies

Eliminate Answers

Using a process of elimination is another way to answer questions both quickly and effectively. There are two ways to get all the answers right on the OAT: Knowing all the right answers, or knowing all the wrong answers. Since there are four times as many wrong answers, you should be able to eliminate some if not all of them. By doing so you get to the correct response, or at least increase your chances of guessing the correct response. You start out with a 20 percent chance of picking the right answer, and with each eliminated answer your odds go up. Eliminate one, and you'll have a 25 percent chance of picking the right one; eliminate three, and you'll have a 50 percent chance; and, of course, eliminate four, and you'll have a 100 percent chance.

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