To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test“I think that learning is all about retrieving, all about reconstructing our knowledge…
Source: Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – The New York Times
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I had been in a private school setting all my life. Since the age of 5 I was situated at a K-12 manhattan private school where the teachers were called by their first names, where creative writing was a department by itself, and where classes were as small as 8 students to a teacher. I hadn’t considered — or even thought about — any kind of schooling other than the education I had received for nine years. But soon the benign elementary years fell to the more vicious middle school era, and after a few years in an environment where I felt increasingly isolated, I decided to look for other education options.
“Pace yourself. Remember that you have 150 minutes to do the test. This breaks down to 3 minutes per scrambled paragraph and 1.5 minutes for all other questions. If you find yourself spending too long on a question, move on and come back to it later.” – Chris Jacques