Ace That Test: A Student's Guide to Learning Better (Paperback)

Ace That Test: A Student's Guide to Learning Better By Megan Sumeracki, Cynthia Nebel, Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel Cover Image
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We know students have more to learn than ever before and there is a lot of pressure to perform well on tests, demonstrating superior learning. However, common study strategies such as cramming, highlighting text, and repeated reading have little impact in the longer-term. This exciting new book reveals the effective study strategies that will help you to use your time more efficiently, ace your tests, and retain information over time.

In full color and accompanied by beautifully illustrated graphics, Ace That Test offers evidence-based learning strategies that students can use during their study sessions, including dual coding and the power of retrieving what they know. Including concrete examples of the ways students can use each strategy, illustrations to leverage dual coding principles of learning, and questions and activities for retrieval practice, the book covers:

- How to prepare your mind for learning

- Making better decisions about what you study

- Planning study sessions

- Use visuals and words to aid understanding

- Understanding concepts

- Improving learning in the long run

- Reading and note-taking strategies

With QR codes linking to answers to embedded questions and supplemental material, this is essential reading for college, university, and school students as well as educators teaching study skills or learning to learn courses.

About the Author


Megan Sumeracki (@DrSumeracki) earned her Ph.D. at Purdue University and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rhode Island College. She is one of the original co-founders of The Learning Scientists and is a co-author of the award-winning book Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide. Cynthia Nebel (@PsyDocCindy) earned her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis and is a Senior Lecturer in the Leadership and Learning in Organizations Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt University where she both teaches the science of learning and leads doctoral students through their capstone research.Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel (@pimpmymemory) earned her Ph.D. at the University of Mannheim and is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. She is dedicated to teaching, science communication, and outreach. She founded the Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement (TILE) network that spans across different disciplines and educational sectors.Althea Need Kaminske (@DrSilverFox) earned her Ph.D. at Purdue University and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and the Senior Director of Student Academic Support and Achievement at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is a co-author of the book Five Teaching and Learning Myths - Debunked. Karina Tiller (@by__karina), our illustrator, earned her BFA in Graphic Design at Webster University and now works as a Creative Director in the modern furniture industry by day and an illustration artist by night. She has given numerous lectures and talks, and her work has been published in both print and digital editorial.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032355856
ISBN-10: 1032355859
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 19th, 2023
Pages: 132
Language: English