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~ Read the directions carefully. Ask your teacher to explain any directions you do not understand. 
~ Read the passages carefully. Look back at a passage as often as needed to answer the questions correctly. 
~ Answer the questions your are sure about first. If a question seems too difficult, skip it and go back to it later. 
~ Be sure to fill in the answer bubbles correctly. Do not make any stray marks around answer spaces.  ~ Think positively. Some questions may seem hard, but others will be easy. 
~ Check each answer to make sure it is the best answer for the question. 
~ Relax. Some people get nervous about tests. It's natural. Just do your best. 

~ Learn how to answer each kind of question. FSA reading tests have several different types of questions, including but not limited to: multiple-choice, short-response, and extended- response.
~ Allow about 5 minutes to answer the short "Read, Think, and Explain questions and about 10 to 15 minutes to answer the long ones.
~ Read the question carefully.
~ If you do not understand the question, go back and review the passage.
~ Think carefully and organize your thoughts before starting to write the answer.
~ Write your answer on the lines provided in the Answer Book.
~ Remember to include details and information from the passage in your answer.
~ Use clear, concise language to explain your answer.
~ Be sure to answer every part of the question.
~ Reread the answer to make sure it says what you want it to say.