Episode 05 - The Assessment Alchemist's Guide to Time Magic

Episode 05 - The Assessment Alchemist's Guide to Time Magic

Jan 24, 2024

Welcome to another episode of "The Assessment Alchemist" podcast with your host, Tina Wiles! In this episode, Tina delves into the fascinating topic of time management in the context of test preparation and exams. She breaks it down into manageable chunks, much like the Pomodoro technique she recommends for study sessions.

This week’s episode of The Assessment Alchemist is brought to you by My2tor CEO and standardized test prep expert Tina Wiles. In this episode, Tina Wiles shares her background and what Educational Alchemy means.

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Episode 5 - The Assessment Alchemist's Guide to Time Magic

Welcome to another episode of "The Assessment Alchemist" podcast with your host, Tina Wiles! In this episode, Tina delves into the fascinating topic of time management in the context of test preparation and exams. She breaks it down into manageable chunks, much like the Pomodoro technique she recommends for study sessions.

Key Points:

Time Dilation Explained: Tina begins by introducing the concept of time dilation in a fun and relatable way, comparing it to a toy car on a fast roller coaster. She highlights how time can appear differently when things move really fast, like Einstein's theory of relativity.

Time is Relative: Tina emphasizes that time is relative, depending on what you're doing and how engaged you are. She gives examples of how time can feel slow or fast based on your activities.

Effective Time Management for Study: Tina stresses that effective studying isn't about the number of hours you put in but how you manage your time. She introduces the Pomodoro technique, where you work intensely for 25 minutes and then take a 5-minute break, explaining its benefits for retention and focus.

Time Management During Exams: Tina shares strategies for managing time during exams, particularly for students who feel the pressure of a ticking clock. She advises students to create natural break points and employ the "rule of twice" – if a question stumps you after reading it twice, skip it and come back later.

Wrap-Up:

Tina wraps up the episode by summarizing the key takeaways: time is relative, use Pomodoro for effective study sessions, and manage time wisely during exams. She also invites listeners to join her on the podcast and wishes them a wonderful day.

This episode provides valuable insights into managing time effectively, making it a must-listen for students, educators, and anyone looking to conquer test anxiety and excel in assessments. Tune in for more empowering episodes on "The Assessment Alchemist" podcast!

Magical Quotes from the Episode:

  1. “Time is relative. It's the importance we're putting on time and what we're doing that can affect how we're perceiving time..”

  2. ""It's not about how long you're preparing for something. It's about how effective you are at preparing."

  3. "When you feel like time is an issue in exams, use the rule of twice. If you have to read a question more than twice, skip it and come back later."

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