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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Hudson-Weeks

Study Skills Series: Study-Test-Match

Updated: May 4, 2023

With the test-taking season upon our students, one fantastic strategy for actively studying materials is to use the Study-Test-Match strategy.

Study-Test-Match is defined as matching the study method with the assessment style. For instance, reviewing French music and shows to see if you can comprehend the material to better prepare for a French listening summative.

The goal of Study-Test-Match is to ensure that students properly understand how the method used to prepare directly impacts their studying. Incorrect studying results in a feeling of confidence and can easily trick students into feeling ready, when that might not be the case.

What are some benefits of Study-Test-Match?

As many of our students are neurodivergent, it's important that time is used effectively and our students get the most out of their studying efforts. Consider pairing the study techniques with a student's preferred learning style, meaning auditory learners record themselves speaking a question and answer to listen to again later. There are many ways to better prepare students for exam season. Study-Test-Match works because it takes the guesswork out of test preparation and offers a more direct path to retaining information.

Some examples of Study-Test-Match:

Our Empower CEO, Caroline, did a 3-Part series dedicated to Study-Test-Match. Click below to watch Part 1 (the other 2 were posted right after this one) for more insight into the benefits of studying smarter, not harder!

Here are some easy questions to help you begin using Study-Test-Match:

1. What is a test that you have coming up

2. What will you have to do on the test? What are the actual skills needed to succeed?

3. How can you match that to your study time?

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