San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
Smartekedu.com, a cutting-edge test preparation service for major exams across the country, commented on a recent article on Uloop, a student resource website. Studying for exams like the GRE, ACT, and SAT is a stressful, expensive endeavor that no student wants to do more than once. However, employing proper studying techniques and preparing for a test well-ahead of time is one of the best things to do in order to succeed.
The first step is to get organized. A lot of these tests are extremely comprehensive and have a range of subjects in them reaching from basic geometry to literary theory. Many students are overwhelmed right off the bat, but with proper organization they can easily cut studying down into manageable chunks.
“It’s important to break the test down into related parts and understand how any given test is administered,” Smartekedu.com representatives say. “Plan to spend an hour or two a day studying for a test for several weeks leading up to it, especially if it is something like the GRE or important in terms of getting into college.”
Studying early helps alleviate stress, according to the article. One of the key things to do is take a practice test and look into how the test is set up. If there is an essay question, for example, how much time do average students spend on it? Looking into formatting is half the battle because it is not helpful to go into a test without knowing what to expect.
Take breaks while studying in order to stay fresh and alert. Cramming everything into an all-night session is not recommended; while students may learn some things, many test takers are too tired and exhausted to properly access the information. Students should isolate themselves in quiet places away from distractions like apartments and student centers. Check out a library room or find an empty classroom or a place that is quiet, accessible, and comfortable.
One of the best tips for any test taker is to learn the big ideas first.
“It’s almost impossible to cram every aspect of a test into a study session,” Smartekedu.com says. “Go over the big portions first and the things you already have a good handle on. If there’s a literature section, for example, make sure you understand the basic themes and underlying motifs. For math sections, go back and relearn important formulas and useful tricks and shortcuts.”
It is recommended that studiers relay important information like formulas and procedures into easy-to-read charts and diagrams. Not only does this help students reference the material without looking it up, the act of filling out a chart is a study aid in its own right.
Flash cards are valuable as well. They are used throughout different realms of education and help a student’s memory reaffirm important information. Flash cards are also cheap and easy to make.
“No matter how a student studies or the amount of time he or she puts into it, nothing is as helpful as talking the test out in a group setting with other students — peer-learning is just as valuable as anything,” explains Smartekedu.com.
Smartekedu.com, a company dedicated to helping students succeed in their test-taking endeavors, is an experienced and well-renowned expert on a variety of tests. Based in San Diego, the company creates software to help students memorize important information with little effort. With more than 100 employees, the company is constantly evolving in order to create the best test-prep products on the market.