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The Ultimate Hack to Guessing Multiple Choice Questions

The Complete Course on Guessing Multiple Choice Exams and How to Survive an Exam You Haven't Prepared For!
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Created by Dr David Tan
Last updated 3/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Significantly increase their ability to correctly guess at a multiple choice question
Improve their exam performance
Implement an exam strategy that maximises their grades and time management
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  • No prior knowledge/materials/software is required for this course

This course is carefully designed for students who occasionally turn up to exams under prepared. Using my many years of experience in writing exams, I have put together a structured system of "guessing" multiple choice questions (MCQs). Many questions in exams provide you with hints as to which is the correct answer.

I walk you through 11 types of hints that MCQs often provide to the student, an ultimate system of guessing a MCQ even when you have absolutely no clue about the material, and a killer exam strategy to maximise your marks even if you run out of time.

This is a MUST HAVE COURSE for any student about to undertake an exam in high school, college or university.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone taking an exam in the near future
  • Anyone who may have to guess answers in a multiple choice exam
  • Anyone who is likely to run out of time in an exam setting for either multiple choice or short answer (traditional) exams
  • Anyone who does not have the time to completely and thoroughly prepare for an exam
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 23 Lectures Collapse All 23 Lectures 01:04:25
Identifying Eleven Key Hints the Instructor Doesn't Want You to Know About
12 Lectures 19:13

Welcome to my course, and let's see what's installed! :)

Preview 01:09

This is an obvious red flag that many students miss! This Lecture highlights this effective tool in eliminating obviously incorrect answers. Instructors do this all the time without knowing!

Preview 01:37

No idea what an Option is talking about? Perfect! This is a hint by your Instructor! Let's see how we can de-code this message...

"Huh?": Why It's Sometimes Good to be Confused!

Use the Instructor's choice of options to your benefit! How using simple logic can eliminate 2 or more incorrect answers and vastly increase your chances of choosing the correct one! It's so simple yet easily missed by students!

Preview 01:48

Your Instructor will subconsciously try to hide the correct answer. Given this, we can sniff it out using some basic tactics!

"Different Angles": A Subconscious Hint Given by Your Instructor

Your Instructor is telling you where the correct answer is. You just have to know how to listen! Shhhhh.....let's listen....

"Sally & Sarah": The Instructor is Telling You Where the Correct Answer Is!

The Instructor is giving you a big nudge towards the correct answer, you just have to watch out for it! Too many students miss this hint!

"Similarities Ring a Bell": A Clear Hint That Everyone Misses

Use your Instructor's trickiness against them! They will try very hard to throw you off the correct answer, and will accidentally leave clues for you to pick up!

"Extremely Wrong": Your Instructor is Trying Too Hard

Again, your Instructor is subconsciously telling you where the correct answer is! Use this killer technique to more than double your chances of getting the question right!

Preview 01:01

Your trusty wingman when everything else fails!

"Lucky Third": Your Trusty Wingman

An unintentional hint by your Instructor. This clue is a clear signal towards the correct answer. Master this and you will still choose the right answer even when you're out of time and panicking!

Preview 01:03

A super easy method of increasing your chances!

"It's There!": Don't Be Fooled!
The Ultimate Checklist When Guessing a Multiple Choice Question
2 Lectures 04:00

Let's get started in formulating an effective plan!

Preview 00:37

Developing a unified and systematic approach using the eleven tools covered in Section 1. This Lecture will teach you a method of guessing a multiple choice question that maximises your chances!

A Unified and Systematic Approach
The Killer Exam Strategy that Maximises Your Grades
2 Lectures 09:54

What should we do when we see the exam paper for the first time? Make sure you have your battle plan ready!

Preview 00:55

A killer exam strategy that will maximise your grades in multiple choice AND normal short-answer exam papers. This strategy is based on the fact that you may run out of time and not complete the exam.

Perfect for students who have not studied enough or have difficulty completing exams on time!

Breaking Down the Strategy
Bonus Lectures
4 Lectures 09:17

How to use logic and probability to identify the correct answer if you are partially studied for the question. This tip is so simple it's a surprise that many students miss it!

"Two to Tango": Using Logic and Probability to Your Advantage

What to do if you notice a mistake by your Instructor! This is a dead give away and you need to know what to do.

Preview 01:51

Subconscious errors made by your Instructor provide little clues. Academics are busy and often rushing. Use this to your favour!

"Good Grammar Test": Make Sure Your English is On Point!

Some final tips to cover all bases.

Some Final Tips
Time to Test Your Knowledge
0 Lectures 00:00

This Quiz will reinforce the material covered in this course. Practice this and get ready to ace your exam! Even if you are under studied and run out of time!

Good Luck!

Time to test your skills!
10 questions
Lets Apply Your New Skills to 2 Real Exam Papers!
3 Lectures 22:01

An introduction to Section 6 with a field tested checklist for guessing multiple choice questions! Don't forget to download the checklist in the Resources section of this Lecture!

Introduction and Checklist

Lets complete an Airline Finance exam with no study at all and field test the tools we've just learnt in this course. I'll walk you through the thought-process of making educated guesses using our arsenal.

Let's Completely Guess an Exam Paper!

Lets have a go at completely guessing a Finance multiple choice exam. After this, you'll become an expert at guessing answers in a real exam setting!

And One More Exam to Make Sure We've Mastered the Tools of the Trade!
About the Instructor
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University Lecturer & Youtube Statistics Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is David, and I'm a Udemy instructor for Statistics and Econometrics. I hold a PhD in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and am currently a Lecturer in Aviation Finance. I absolutely love teaching! I like to break down complex concepts into little bite-sized pieces using simple and often silly stories for my students. The look on their faces from clueless to "ah ha!" is priceless, and means a lot to me.

In particular, I love teaching Statistics and I currently have a Youtube channel ("Quant Concepts") devoted to teaching statistics to newbies and those struggling with the subject. My channel has over 320,000 views and 1,600 subscribers, and is growing rapidly! I also run a Facebook page "freestatshelp" where I assist students with statistics from around the world for free. Come and check it out!

Yup, I'm a nerd.

Apart from teaching, I'm also an active researcher at the university and research in all sorts of stuff. I'm particularly passionate about my following research projects:

* Using microeconomics to improve the way funds are raised for charitable causes,

* Using agent-based modelling to observe how information goes viral on social media, and

* How exposure to technology and the Internet affects children's ability to concentrate.

Once a year, I go to a village in Phang Nga, Thailand, to volunteer and teach English at a disadvantaged (poorly funded) primary school for Burmese students. I would have to say one of the best times of my life is when I was staying in a small village in Thailand (Thai Mueang), teaching English to the Burmese kids, riding my scooter, working out of ym lap top, and just living a simple life.

Beauty lies in simplicity.

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