So You Think You Can Learn?

Do you know how to learn ? Take this quiz adapted from the book Learn Better and find out!

  1. True or false: When it comes to learning, metacognition (e.g. thinking about thinking) can be just as important as intelligence.
    1. True
    2. False
  2. True or false: Quizzing is an effective way to learn.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. A group of students wants to improve their long division skills. What is the best way for them to practice long division?
    1. Do one long session of practicing long division problems.
    2. Do the same division problem over and over again.
    3. Do some division problems, some multiplication problems, and then some addition problems before they go back to practicing division again.
    4. There is no need to practice division over and over. Just learn about the deeper underlying concepts.
  4. What is the best way to learn from some text?
    1. Read and reread the text.
    2. Explain key ideas of the text to yourself while reading.
    3. Underline key concepts.
    4. Use a highlighter
  5. True or false: Intelligence is fixed at birth.
    Disney Pixar
    1. True
    2. False
  6. True or false: Highlighters are a good learning tool.
    1. True
    2. False
  7. What is the most effective approach to learning something new from a text?
    1. Circle key points in the text.
    2. Reread relevant portions of the text.
    3. Take an informal quiz based on the material in the text.
    4. Highlight the crucial ideas in the text.
  8. To which of the following should you *not* tailor your learning:
    1. Learning styles (visual, audio, etc.)
    2. Previous knowledge
    3. Interests
    4. Ability
  9. True or false: Learning should be spaced out over time.
    1. True
    2. False
  10. True or false: Right brained people learn differently from left brained people.
    1. True
    2. False
  11. You’re learning how to throw darts for the first time. What practice will be the most effective?
    1. Emphasizing the learning process. (e.g. reflecting on performance, knowing how to hold the dart)
    2. Focusing on the learning outcome. (e.g. hitting the target, focusing on getting a bullseye)
    3. Introducing the skill in various learning styles. (e.g. visual, kinetic, etc.)
    4. Discovering how to throw darts (just start throwing and see how it goes)
  12. True or false: when studying, students should alternate between learning things they don’t know and things they have recently learned.
    1. True
    2. False
  13. True or false: rereading is a highly effective approach to learning.
    TriStar Films
    1. True
    2. False

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