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Episode 1: Quizzes! Tests! Exams! RSS feed




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Scene from Spinning Levers (The Jam Handy Organization, 1936)
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1. Identify what the student was doing wrong in the story the co-hosts told at the beginning of the episode. Then, using the tips and strategies presented throughout the episode, rewrite this story so it turns out to be a successful test-taking experience.


2. Create a checklist of things you should do when preparing to define and schedule study time for an upcoming quiz, test, or exam. Then try using this checklist for an actual test in one of your classes.


3. After you complete no. 2 above, download the Study Guide Template from the “Downloads” tab for this episode on our blog and complete it as you prepare for this quiz, test, or exam.


4. When you begin studying, investigate some of the resources in the “Links” tab for this episode on our blog –

a. Use to create a custom set of flashcards you can use to review and memorize key terms:

b. Use some of Joshua Foer’s suggestions regarding elaborative encoding and the “memory palace” from his TED Talk:

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