Quiz: Study Like an All-star
All-stars are known for their prowess, be known for yours by daring to take this quiz.
What's the first step in improving reading comprehension?
- Pump up the volume on your favorite I Heart Radio station.
- Find a comfy chair at Barnes & Noble.
- Clear your mind of distractions.
What are the proven steps to promoting reading comprehension?
What's the best way to highlight important information in your textbook?
- Read the passage and highlight the important points as you go along.
- Read the passage first without the highlighter. Then read a second time, highlighting just the key points.
- Don't highlight anything. It hasn't been proven to help you study more effectively.
You have a math test in the morning. Should you stay up all night to cram for the exam?
- only if you can take a nap just before class
You're in the middle of a test and the answer is on the tip of your tongue, but you can't remember it. What do you do next?
- Move on to the next question; the answer will come to you later.
- Stay with that question until the answer comes to you.
- Daydream about something else until you remember.
If you need to commit proper names to memory, which name game works best?
- Count a sheep for every name you need to know.
- No games, just memorize the names.
- Pair an image (especially a funny one) with the name.
What is a memory palace?
- a great vacation spot
- a spatial technique used to boost memory
- the name of a 17th-century German castle
The idea of a "memory palace" was first described by whom?
- Sigmund Freud
What is an interchangeable term for memory palace?
- word rehearsal
- memory bungalow
To retain what you study, make this simple change:
- Use multiple study locations.
- Chew gum.
- Loosen the waistband of your skinny jeans -- aah, now your brain can breathe!
Is it more effective to build a study session around a single concept or multiple, related ideas?
- Study one idea at a time.
- Study multiple, related ideas.
- They're about the same.
Will you get a better grade if you study the material over a period of weeks or cram it all in a day or two before the test?
- Doesn't matter -- your brain can handle it either way.
- It's better to cram -- your brain won’t have time to forget the material.
- It's better to study over a longer time; you'll remember more of what you learn.
Why are tests and quizzes important to information recall?
- They change the way information is stored in your brain.
- They monitor your progress compared with peers.
- They aren't important, but schools like to give them.
How can music aid your math studies?
- Listening to music while you study helps you remember better.
- Using rhythm and musical notation concepts can help you understand mathematical concepts better.
- Learning an instrument activates the same part of your brain that studying math does.
How long should you study before taking a break?
- two hours
- 90 minutes
- less than an hour
Why are good study habits like dog training?
- You can reinforce positive behavior with a reward.
- You'll learn to wag your tail.
- Punishing doesn't help to change habits.
The comprehensive study technique known as SOAR, stands for:
- Sipping sodas/Oreos are good/Afterward eat French fries/React by going to the gym
- Selecting key ideas/Organizing information/Associating ideas/Regulating learning through practice
Research shows students who do this have higher GPAs than their peers:
- test themselves with the course material
- study with a group
- work part-time
If you want to remember material from a classroom lecture, what should you do?
- Follow along in the textbook or course outline and highlight key points.
- Take notes during the lecture.
- Listen very attentively so your brain can retrieve the info later.
What is one crucial step to take <i>before</i> you study?
- Set a study goal.
- Get a cup of coffee.
- Make sure you have all your study supplies, like pens or laptop handy.