Step Three to Tackling an MAT Analogy: Checking the Choices - dummies

# Step Three to Tackling an MAT Analogy: Checking the Choices

Tackle the analogies on the Miller Analogies Test by approaching each MAT analogy with a step-by-step plan. Step one is to identify the analogy’s structure; the next step is to use that structure to construct a sentence that expresses the relationship between the terms.

When you’ve written a sentence you’re happy with, it’s time to check the choices to see which answer choice creates a similar relationship to the remaining term.

Make sure you check all the answer choices unless you’re completely confident that you’ve found the right answer.

To practice checking the choices, here’s an analogy:

1. MITTEN : HAND :: _________________ : HEAD

1. (A)toupee

2. (B)hair

3. (C)hat

4. (D)eyeglasses

After identifying the analogy’s structural type (1:2,3:4) and creating sentence as a guide, “A mitten warms a hand,” it’s time to move to the third step in solving an MAT analogy: deciding which choice most closely creates a matching relationship.

First, look over the answer choices, keeping the sentence, “A mitten warms a hand” in mind: