Best strategy for negatively marked exam?
May 14, 2011 10:13 AM Subscribe
What strategies can be used to do well in a negatively marked exam?
posted by nvsbl to Education (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the exam each question will have 5 multiple choice answers, with +1 mark for the correct answer and -0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
I understand that guessing should give you no advantage or disadvantage on average, but that if you can rule out any of the answers then you should guess between the rest (as now the sum of the possibilites is greater than 0).
However, when the system was explained, I was told that there was another way you could use it to your advantage. I presume this wasn't something like knowing the material really well, so what is the best way to tackle an exam like this?
(I realise that this is no substitue for knowing the material, but want to have all the advantage I can.)