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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:53 am 
My son is doing quite well with the multiple choice questions but takes about 15 seconds to write each answer on the answer sheet. As a result, he's only done 40 questions by the end of the test.

Has anyone got any advice to speed him up or a work around please?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:10 pm 
Do the test with him - that is what we did. We had races and my daughter absolutely loved it, especially as she was faster than me and could usually get a higher score. The child is so concerned to beat you that they forget that it is a boring old test and really enjoy it. It also introduces a fun element to it - it became much more like a game and she carried on asking for NVR, VR and maths for months after she had sat the test!

Give it a go and if it doesn't work, may be someone else can come up with another suggestion?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:12 am 

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How often does your son do practice papers?
Learning to fill in the answer sheet quickly is almost mechanical, and I would suggest a small amount of practice very often, daily if possile. IPS do 'Daily practice papers', that are to be done in 6mns. Otherwise you can split any paper in small chunks.
A little often is a method that worked well for my son.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:00 am 

Thanks for the replys. He's got quicker now just by laying out has work better and more practice. I found that he was spending 5-10 secs just filling in the answer box :)

I'll try the competition thing and see if it helps. Also thanks for the IPS info.

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