Test Taking Tips Fill in the Blank Tests ♦ Read the statement and think about what could be missing. Jot possible answer choices down on scrap paper or on the side of your test. Pick the choice that fits the statement best. ♦ Read the completed statement and make sure it makes sense. ♦ Read the statement to make sure it is grammatically correct-the word “an” signifies the answer should start with a vowel and the word “a” signifies the answer should start with a consonant. ♦ Whenever possible, use the length of the blank as a clue to the length of the answer.