What studying techniques have worked for you in the
In the past, I've used flashcards, apps, and writing out
formulas and definitions. For some reason, writing things
down helps me in comprehension and retention. I find that
studying a little every other day or so is better than every day
or cramming all at once. I think this is because I can do a little
bit at a time, but also give my brain a rest in between. If I do
some each day, I can focus more on the parts that need
additional time and energy. My husband is wonderful and
takes the dogs to the park, so I can have a quiet environment,
free of distractions. I don't have the TV on, and I don't have
my phone close to me unless I'm using a mobile app to study.
What test-taking strategies have you used in the past
that have been successful?
I always get to the location early or get set up on my
computer early, to make sure I can mitigate any issues that
come up in a timely manner. It also helps me to reduce my
stress and anxiety, because I have time to get set up, then
collect my thoughts and calm down. I also always skip the
questions I don't know, so I can come back and spend more
time on them once I get through all of the questions. With
multiple choice questions, I cross out the answers that I know
are not correct, so I can more easily focus on the remaining
possible answers. Lastly, I try to read questions slow and
more than once to ensure I am getting all of the relevant
words, so I don't make dumb mistakes.
What test-taking strategies have you used in
completing the quizzes in this course?
Before the test, I read the associated material and take notes
regarding key portions. I go through and answer all of the
ones I know first and make a list of the ones I need to go back
to. I remove the answers I know are not correct, then reread
the question to determine which answer is MORE correct.