How to Study for a Test


Hi WellCasters! It’s getting colder outside
and the supermarkets have finally sold the last of the Thanksgiving turkeys, so you know
what that means: It’s coming up on finals! We know, we know, it’s not our favorite time
of year either—upcoming tests mean long nights of studying, stress and probably some
nightmares that involve sleeping through your English exam or walking into class naked. This week on WellCast, we took a suggestion
by TheSambarsalsa on getting your study skills up to par. We’re not going to make you sit
through any statistics or studies today—just three exercises you can put into practice
to become a better test taker. You ready? Pause and print this week’s tips on our
handy WellCast worksheet. One: Ace your essay with the Black-Red-Green
method. This exercise comes from the Royal Literary Fund, and it’s a great trick to
use when you’re tackling a difficult essay question. First, make sure you’ve got three colored
pens—you guessed it, one black, one red and one green. You’re going to use these
three pens to underline different parts of the essay question—by the end, everything
will be underlined so you won’t miss anything important. Let’s say this is your essay question: “In The Great Gatsby, how does Gatsby represent
the American dream in the 1920s? Reference two quotes from the novel as well as one secondary
source. Be sure to refer to specific symbolism throughout the novel, including the green
light and T.J. Eckleburg.” First, take out your black pen. BLAck stands
for BLAtant instructions—something the question requires you to answer to receive full marks. Next, take out your REd pen—this will be
used for underlining any REference points you’ve been asked to hit. Finally, take out your green pen. This one’s
easy: The green pen underlines a “green light”—that is, a hint that the question
gives on how to proceed. By now, this essay question should be looking
like a Christmas tree—that’s how you know you’ve hit and understood every part of
the prompt. You’re ready to rock the answer! Two: Acronyms are your best friend. You probably
know what an acronym is—we use them all the time here at WellCast. Basically, acronyms
turn a long string of information into something short, interesting and, above all, memorable. The best acronyms have one thing in common:
They create a striking visual image in your mind. For example, a common acronym is the sentence
“Each Good Bird Does Fly.” That’s one way to remember the lines in a staff of music:
E, G, B, D and F. But… flying birds aren’t very striking.
Most birds—at least, the boring ones—fly. If you’re sitting in a classroom, chewing
on your pencil, a flock of birds might not pop into your head right away if you’re
straining to remember a musical staff. But what about “Each Gaptoothed Billygoat
Dances Fast.” Yep! That’s more like it. Three: Give a speech. The link between hearing
something and remembering it has been proven time and again. Studies have found that people
who have difficulty hearing in certain situations are also more likely to have memory impairment. What does that mean? Well, think about your
favorite album. You know how you always know what the next song is going to be? That’s
because you’ve listened to the thing ad nauseum and ingrained the information in your
brain. Why not use this useful hack to help yourself
remember information for a test? Practice reading your notes out loud—think of it
like singing along to a new favorite song. The more you hear yourself saying the notes,
the better you’ll remember them the next day. Let’s recap: Finals week should be a breeze
with WellCast on your side! Today you learned the Black-Red-Green method for tackling an
essay question, going for those creative acronyms to get you out of a stump, and practiced a
good way to memorize a lot of information. We’ll see you next time, WellCasters!

22 Comments

  1. Santi

    June 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I don't think an annoying girl can help me with my exam

  2. kochan sivadasan

    July 7, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Hey there , go and study
    Hardwork leads to success
    I need to study too
    Bye wish me luck
    Tomorow tp history so bye love ya
    All the best to u
    Thank u

  3. kochan sivadasan

    July 7, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Left ear is literate
    Lol

  4. Sharnice Jemmott

    July 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Ok

  5. •Waffle Cup•

    July 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    My right ear really enjoyed this video!🙂

  6. Gaming W/ Nicko

    July 26, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I just got a 100% on my Electrical test for year 9 science

  7. Lush Ann

    August 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I came here every year during my tests.

  8. athenais Blaire Carig

    August 12, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Arghhh imma procrastinatinggg

  9. al bert

    August 14, 2019 at 11:54 am

    it helps a lot, thank you

  10. BlinksArea xx

    August 16, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Please pray for me I really need your help I'll pray for you too just let me know in the comments 🙏❤️ thank you

  11. ᄒ ᅳ ᄒ

    August 18, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    My right ear bud is only working right now and yet- sksksk

  12. Sxrge

    August 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    my left ear enjoyed this video

  13. Semir Muhammed khanAFG

    August 22, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    1:16 the colour of Afghanistan flag

  14. purplecatlover1825 randompizza

    August 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Hi

    I was a "gifted student" through middle school so I never developed studying skills

  15. hee haw haw haw

    September 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    how to pass any test

    here is the best tip I could ever advise, study now! Your just wasting time watching this video. Go get all your notes altogether before it’s time for the big day. Good luck, remember me when you pass and don’t stop revising!

  16. TechyTaura

    September 7, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Each good bird does fly?
    We had “every good boy does fart.”

  17. Blue Acidball

    September 8, 2019 at 2:10 am

    How to fail successfully: Basically do the opposite of this

  18. Lūxā Yukina

    September 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I have a great gatsby book tho

  19. Mr. MC Gamer

    September 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Studying for a test and searched this

  20. Dhara Kharb

    September 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Did someone else also click their right ear?

  21. soft daddy

    September 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    my right earbud really said:

  22. aeliyri

    September 18, 2019 at 12:09 am

    rip my grades

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