Monday, 28 May 2012

Examination Quotes

A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.
Lafcadio Hearn

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
H. L. Mencken

Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.
Peter Hammill

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.
Pete Seeger

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Memory Improvement Tips

Before you study for your next exam, you might want to use a few strategies to boost your memory of important information. There are a number of tried and tested techniques for improving memory. These strategies have been established within cognitive psychology literature and offer a number of great ways to improve memory, enhance recall and increase retention of information.

1. Focus your attention on the materials you are studying.

Attention is one of the major components of memory. In order for information to move from short-term memory into long-term memory, you need to actively attend to this information. Try to study in a place free of distractions such as television, music and other diversions.

2. Avoid cramming by establishing regular study sessions.

According to Bjork (2001), studying materials over a number of session's gives you the time you need to adequately process the information. Research has shown that students who study regularly remember the material far better than those who did all of their studying in one marathon session.

3. Structure and organize the information you are studying.

Researchers have found that information is organized in memory in related clusters. You can take advantage of this by structuring and organizing the materials you are studying. Try grouping similar concepts and terms together, or make an outline of your notes and textbook readings to help group related concepts.

4. Utilize mnemonic devices to remember information.

Mnemonic devices are a technique often used by students to aid in recall. A mnemonic is simply a way to remember information. For example, you might associate a term you need to remember with a common item that you are very familiar with. The best mnemonics are those that utilize positive imagery, humor or novelty. You might come up with a rhyme, song or joke to help remember a specific segment of information.

5. Elaborate and rehearse the information you are studying.

In order to recall information, you need to encode what you are studying into long-term memory. One of the most effective encoding techniques is known as elaborative rehearsal. An example of this technique would be to read the definition of a key term, study the definition of that term and then read a more detailed description of what that term means. After repeating this process a few times, your recall of the information will be far better.

6. Relate new information to things you already know.

When you are studying unfamiliar material, take the time to think about how this information relates to things that you already know. By establishing relationships between new ideas and previously existing memories, you can dramatically increase the likelihood of recalling the recently learned information.

7. Visualize concepts to improve memory and recall.

Many people benefit greatly from visualizing the information they study. Pay attention to the photographs, charts and other graphics in your textbooks. If you do not have visual cues to help, try creating your own. Draw charts or figures in the margins of your notes or use highlighters or pens in different colors to group related ideas in your written study materials.

8. Teach new concepts to another person.

Research suggests that reading materials out loud significantly improves memory of the material. Educators and psychologists have also discovered that having students actuallyteach new concepts to others enhances understanding and recall. You can use this approach in your own studies by teaching new concepts and information to a friend or study partner.

9. Pay extra attention to difficult information.

Have you ever noticed how it's sometimes easier to remember information at the beginning or end of a chapter? Researchers have found that the order of information can play a role in recall, which is known as the serial position effect. While recalling middle information can be difficult, you can overcome this problem by spending extra time rehearsing this information. Another strategy is to try restructuring the information so it will be easier to remember. When you come across an especially difficult concept, devote some extra time to memorizing the information.

Final Exam

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Top 7 things to do before exam

Exam is a process that should go through by everybody. We know exam is very important nowadays because it causing to our future. We will find a job easily if we get a good result from the school even college or university. So, every exam we must pay full attention and focus on it in order to get a good result. So, what should you do and prepare before exam is coming? Here are some suggestion for you.

1. Review key points

Review your book that contain keyword and what note before you do. The day before your test is less than idea to be first learning something. Normally, you should do some review and mastered all materials before exam. Review key points just a matter of giving that material an extra polish. You just need to remember the key points that you though is essential for your coming exam.

2. Breathe and keep the exam perspective

I know a lot of student will feel tension before exam. So, I recommended to take shallow breathes. This will help you far away with tension. But something you need to notice is make sure you get a deeply breathe from the diaphragm. This will also help your muscle feel better and allow you to think better. One thing you should fear about it is ‘ exam just a test, and not the end of the world ’. Just do your best in the exam and not regard for your choosing. Allow yourself to relax and let your worries go away.

3. Feed your ruminator 

Whatever we spend time doing, thinking, even seeing in the 45 minutes before falling asleep, that is what our brain ruminate throughout the night. So, it’s advantage for you to feed it. The things you want to remember for the next day’s exam.

4. Get a balance diet

We should take a balance diet before the exam is coming. Take a balance diet will help you to build up your ‘memory’ in the brain. Something like vegetable, fruits, even some pills that contain vitamin that useful for you. One thing you should notice is that I strongly recommended you to eat breakfast every day. This is for you to get enough energy to support your whole day activities. Keep your body, mind, and blood sugar in balance. This will let your brain in peak condition by feeding it nutrients to perform at your best.

5. Envisioning your success

Just before you go to bed and drift off to sleep, create a picture of yourself that successfully completing your exam. It’s better to do it every night in order to see the result but even one day before your exam could make a significant difference in creating better exam result.

6. Get a enough good night’s sleep

Get a enough good night’s sleep is a vital thing that should done by every students. You are recommended to sleep before 11.00p.m. You should get a sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. This will help you get a enough energy to cope your tomorrow your exam.

7. Do a light exercise

You can also do some light exercise. Light exercise will let you feel good and energized, and help you get more oxygen to your brain. This will make you more energy and confident while answer the question and let your brain thinking properly.

Saturday, 26 May 2012