Yup, this one is true! Remember what we said earlier? You receive -1/4 of a point for every question you get wrong. Therefore, for every four you get wrong, you need to get at least one question right to cancel out the damage done by choosing those incorrect answers. You need to narrow down the odds of “randomly” guessing to 25 percent (e.g., eliminating at least one answer).
The majority of students can eliminate at least one answer choice on the majority of SAT questions. The exceptions are #19 and #20 in the writing and math sections, #7 and #8 in the sentence completion sections, and those impossible reading questions that follow a super long and/or difficult critical reading passage.
There are loads of strategies that will help you get to those 1-out-of-4 odds. Put a little elbow grease into it, and you will be down to two answer choices, (e.g., 50/50, on a regular basis). A little work goes a long way, and being 50/50 feels a lot better than 20 percent.
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