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With good study habits, you’ll be able to reduce your stress and take your exams with confidence. While building good study habits might seem hard at first, soon your new habits will be part of your routine.
You can create good study habits for exams by first setting up a study routine and learning your course material.
To better your study habits, you can employ good studying strategies to stay on track and use your learning style to study better. Taking quizzes is a great way to test what you know and reinforce concepts, but making your own quiz is also a fantastic study technique. Building your own quiz using our quiz maker tool, and thinking of appropriate questions and answers, means you will be learning and adding to your stock of knowledge before you even begin the quiz!
You can choose from a variety of question types including fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice, and true or false. You can even add picture labeling questions. You can include explanations as to why answers were right or wrong, so that you fully understand and reinforce your learning when it comes to taking the quiz.
Ask someone to quiz you.
When you get closer to your exam, ask a parent, friend, or your teacher to quiz you over the information. You can create example questions for them to ask you, have them question you from the review, or let them question you from your notes. This will show you if you need to review any topics before the actual exam Go online and find some sample papers, cut and paste from them and create one paper for yourself.
Things to watch for:
• Marks per question – do not overload yourself or set yourself up for failure, make sure the marks add up to 100 so you can work our your percentage
• Time per questions. Do not set an exam for two hours that would take 4 hours to complete!
• Change numbers and names and also the way the question is asked if you are taking it from your notes.
• If you have highlighted keywords in your notes, create questions from those keywords.
• Create a study group where if you all contribute one question per topic, a team leader will mix them up and create one exam per group member. This group can constitute 2 people!
What type of exam should I set for myself?
When are essay exams appropriate?
When you are measuring students’ ability to analyze, synthesize, or evaluate Multiple choice exams Multiple choice questions can be difficult to write, especially if you want students to go beyond recall of information, but the exams are easier to grade than essay or short-answer exams. On the other hand, multiple choice exams provide less opportunity than essay or short-answer exams for you to determine how well the students can think about the course content or use the language of the discipline in responding to questions. Test for recall? Test for application? That’s the difference between multiple choice and essay type.
Multiple choice is very time consuming to create. Essay type very difficult for you to self -assess the result. Therefore we conclude the best way to assess your knowledge is with brief questions on various topics assessing both recall as well as application to a value of around 10 marks.
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Find amazing online quizzes created by users around the world.
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This means that you can easily search for Quizzes in any subject you can think of, at any level you want. The experience of doing a simulated test- with the same format and duration as the official exam-improves final exam performance. The tests not only help you study the concepts, but also help you learn how to take the exam. Whether it’s photosynthesis, economics or language, you’re sure to find quizzes on the topics you need.
Including knowledge assessments into your study routine will help you monitor your progress and improve your planning.
Test for recall? Test for application? That’ s the difference between multiple choice and essay type.