Confidence control: brain hack to improve your exam grades

Last updated December 3, 2015

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At the beginning of this year, I am.

“Should I change the answers I’m not sure about in the exams, or stick to my original answer?”

As I recall, the prevailing wisdom has always been.

This is “firstinstinct fallacy”-our tendency to put more values on our first responses, and even to pump our memories in support of them-led to more incorrect answers in general than the practice of changing the answer, when not sure ..

So it was then. Now it’s …

With that groundwork, I’d like to announce it with pride.The beauty of science is that at any time you can discover new data that negates previous conclusions …

This is exactly what happened in the case of this discussion about changing the answers, and the result is a technique that will help you to judge more precisely whether to stick to your initial answer to every single question. It’s called.

Here’s how to use it:

  • As you pass the exam, mark your trust in the answer to each question.
  • When you return to the exam, use your trust ratings to decide whether to change the response. The issues with high ratings are likely to remain unchanged; the lower rating is the best candidates for revision ..
  • What does this method do?

    In short, tracking your trust is the best way to accurately define it …

    The “break” here is that you take advantage of the fact that your brain is very good at assessing its level of certainty right after the answer to the question, and that.

    If you’re playing, there’s a longer explanation …

    The trust tracking method takes advantage of the benefits.

    One of the main aspects of metacognition is our ability to judge our confidence in our knowledge. We can feel undefined, that is.

    I started studying metacocognition a few months ago.

    Justin’s first skid in the study of metacognition took the form of research on the monkeys Rhaesus. The study that he helped to carry out is called.

    In their study, the monkeys Rhaesus were given questions of varying complexity. For each, they should have been given and answered or indicated that they did not know this …

    The Dutchman was surprised to learn that the monkeys were actually reporting when they did not know. They had the opportunity to look into their own minds and judge their level of confidence-

    As a result, he thought about the metabolic abilities of their students, who were often surprised when their exams were much higher or lower than they predicted …

    The monkeys are no better than students. It turns out there’s a reason this happens so often …

    Metacrognite problem.

    I quote the AI researcher.

    ” The brain is an imperfect lens through which you can see reality. This applies to both the mouse’s brain and the human brain. But the human brain is a flawed lens, which can understand its own drawbacks-its systematic errors, its foreheads-and apply them in the second order. “

    One of these shortcomings is that our memories are untrue. As a result, our meta-cognitive abilities are rotting as we try to use them in the thoughts that we have further in the past …

    So in order to learn more about this “metacognitive decay”, Kulman decided to do another study. In this case, he and his partners sat the multiple-sample exam. Their purpose was to analyse the effects of the confidence-tracking system at this time, and to observe when the participants reviewed the responses …

    In the first round of the experiment, that’s what happened:

  • The participants were instructed to identify each of their responses with G (for Guess) or K (for Known) before continuing with the next question.
  • They were also instructed to note when they revised the response.
  • On the second experiment, the Couchman and his colleagues made one change:

  • Instead of G or K, the participants received their confidence through a scale 1-5, which I referred to earlier …
  • These results seem to be contradictory-but this is only a case if we assume that there can be only one.

    Using confidence tracking gives you a more powerful tool. When you assign a validity assessment to a question right after you answer it, you use the metacocognitive abilities of your brain in their exact location, which gives the brain a more sensitive tool for the right choice …

    Are you looking for more tips?

    The book covers topics such as:.

  • Effective methods of research.
  • Take a minute.
  • Get out of your class.Bring some nice notes.Read your tutorials more efficiently.
  • and a few more. In addition, it has many recommendations on tools and other resources that can facilitate your study.

    If you want to get a free copy of the book, let me know where to send it:.

    I will also keep you updated on new posts and videos that appear on this blog (they will be as good as this or better).

    Here’s a big question: Are you planning to use this technique in future exams?.

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