what is self testing?
School, tuitions, learning apps, online content, books - despite so many learning resources, many students are still not getting the results they expect.
Better exam performance requires quick recall and accurate application of concepts and such mastery doesn't come from just listening to teachers and watching videos. It is attained through disciplined self-study and supervised practice. Research tells us that the big reason for the under performance of students is poor self study methods which lack focus, discipline and continuous self-testing techniques like flashcards and objective type questions like MCQs.
What are flashcards?
Why do flashcards & MCQs work?
So who uses flashcards?
Paper or digital flashcards & MCQs?
Are there other self-testing methods available?
Quizzes are randomly generated tests consisting of objective type questions like MCQs. They are a great way to measure progress, and identify areas of weakness. In combination with flashcards, they are extremely effective.
Crosswords can be used as fun diversions, while strengthening recall of keywords and definitions. They increase student engagement and interest.
Many forms of puzzles can be used for self-testing and strengthening recall, but they must be intelligently designed so that they produce the desired outcomes.