In­crease Con­fi­dence - Find your lim­its, then ex­ceed them

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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.

Test Your­self Against the Best

Find amaz­ing on­line quizzes cre­ated by users around the world.

There are so many learn­ing re­sources cre­ated by teach­ers and stu­dents from around the world.

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.

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