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When we discuss ways to score your best on tests like the SAT and ACT, we often address content areas like reading, writing, and vocabulary. But we also know that much of the challenge of a test lies in its fiendish structure. When tacking standardized tests, you’ve got to maximize precious resources like time, energy, and anxiety over the span of many hours. But if you really want to prep right, you should take a little time to understand the classic question format: multiple choice. Multiple choice questions may seem simple and efficient on the surface, but all those tempting half-right choices can induce high levels of skepticism and doubt. Every tester at one time or another has grappled with that eternal, existential dilemma: should I stick with my first choice or should I change it? Unsurprisingly, researchers have explored this very issue and come up with a confident answer:…

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