After reading through LOADS of constructive input, doing a lot of personal research; I've come up with a plan that I believe is going to help me improve in taking multiple choice tests.
A huge huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to comment or write me a message with their tips and tricks and personal strategies; your help was so appreciated and the overall compassion about MC in general was just overwhelming!
Here is what I am going to do and hopefully later this year I will be able to report success:
- Pin pointing keywords more accurately
To make this easier for me, I am going to gather them all in one place - e.g on one page in my notebook and just to be safe will feature every word that I feel like is specific or foreign
- Thinking more specific and straight rather than in circles (oh boy, that will be so hard!)
Every time I think "well technically...." during an exam, I'll try ask or ignore that answer D would be true under specific circumstances.
- Studying a little more towards learning by heart rather than exclusively by understanding
This one I thought would be hard, but I actually came up with something veeeery nifty and personally helpful: Using the record function on my phone to read a specific and short summary (or lists) to myself that I can listen to again while travelling about and so on. Already tried this for the last test (the one I missed out on because the Elf was too brain dead to keep "starting-" and "ending time"apart - I wish I'd be kidding...) and it really turned out a sustainable approach. Still remember most things and it's almost a month later.
- Trying to make continuous studying a habit
Something I have tried a lot, but usually dismiss after a month. I think I've just had the wrong motivation, something that was not AS important as what drives me now.
Plus, I set myself some NASTY personal messages for the Forest app (with which I document my studying plus: eventually you can spend the few credits your get from every spent hour on planting an actual tree, how cool!) The kinds of messages that really guilt trip me into doing something and pushing a bit more beyond my limits thehe
If you haven't seen my last post with all the wonderful tips on this matter, you can click here and it will magically appear.
Something else that I believe is very handy for this matter (but I've actually already been doing that) is to make silly doodles and / or little phrases that make you remember things easy. Doesn't have to make any sense, just trigger your brain :)
Wishing you all a wonderful Monday and a magical week - I am now back to working and making Viking garments~