Part 1: Three Techniques
Technique #1 Flashcards
I am using the flashcard study technique for my Psychology 2010 class. A majority of the material covered in class is just definitions and memorization so flashcards should work perfect. I have written down definitions that are in Chapter 12. I will practice with the flashcards at least once a day for about 15-30 minutes each time. this should help me know definitions and eventually I should be able to just look at the term and define it without even flipping it over.
Written Reflection: I was not able to get my test back for results. My professor just give us our grades instead of handing them back in person, but I did indeed improve from my prior test. I guess flashcards are indeed a good study technique. My test score improved from 72% to 86%. Although this Psychology is not quite my toughest class here at Clemson, this still shows that flashcards can have a positive effect when studying. My confidence did grow and I will definitely continue to make flashcards for my next tests.
Technique #2 Self Testing
I am going to use the technique of self testing for my Math 1020 class. This is probably my toughest class this semester so it is extremely important I understand the information taught in class. One of the best ways to understand math is to just practice it over and over so I believe self testing will be quite beneficial when preparing for my next test. Our homework website, WebAssign, offers many practice test and quizzes as does the Math 1020 department page. I am going to test myself on days I do not have homework due and try to at least twice a week prior to the test. I will being using practice test #2 to study.