Quizzes are an effective yet fun way to ensure that the child has learnt the topic. Usually, they are multiple answer choices and require the correct answer to be selected. But since its introduction into the field of education, there have been many types of quizzes devised by experts to enhance the process of learning.
Here are 7 ways in which quizzing can help your child’s education:
1. More interesting than normal learning:
Unlike routine methods of testing a child’s knowledge either by essays or written theory tests, quizzes are far more interesting. Having the options presented to the child, makes him feel more in control. This pattern of giving them options to choose from might seem easy at first glance but actually isn’t. While some questions require the child to select the right option, some questions require eliminating the wrongs ones. This significant difference in pattern keeps the entire process interesting.
2. Increases attention to detail:
If you’ve ever answered quizzes yourself, you will know that the questions framed are very specific and pinpoint. The questions are framed to test not only the child’s knowledge but also to test his concentration. A simple addition or subtraction of words like ‘have’, haven’t’, ‘is’, ‘isn’t’, ‘true except’ etc. change the entire interpretation of the question and these minute details can only be noticed when the child is attuned to the pattern.
3. Boost objective knowledge.
Unlike a theory exam, where the child can write lines but still not answer the question on point correctly, quizzes are meant to answer the question in an objective manner. The question has only one correct answer and requires a thorough objective understanding of the topic.
4. Increases retention of a topic.
Since studying for a quiz requires a fine toothed comb, it increases the understanding and memory of that topic. Questions can be asked from any part, so the child has to read every line, understand it and try to retain it. Of course, this type of retention comes with multiple revisions only.
5. Identifying weak areas.
Quizzes are a great way to identify your child’s weak spots. This means that suppose your child has answered 3 out 12 questions wrong from a smaller sub-topic, then he has either not understood that portion of the topic or hasn’t studied that part. This way, once you’ve identified where in the topic his weakness lies, you can work with him to improve on it.
6. Gives definitive results.
Quizzes, as mentioned above are objective, specific and require your full attention. So, this means that if your child has studied, they will definitely see favourable results but if they haven’t studied or have lacked concentration, their quiz result will be poor. This implies the quizzes are very reflective of the way your child has studied and are therefore good indicators of your child’s progress.
7. Prepare the child for entrance exams in their future.
These days almost all colleges and careers require your child to take an entrance exam before they enrol and only after qualifying these exams is your child given admission. If your child isn’t familiar with the pattern of these exams, it becomes incredibly difficult for them later on. (Here are some other ways you can help your child relax during the exam season)
Quizzes are now becoming the more favourable choice of evaluation these days. If your child is caught up with the trend, they will definitely benefit from it both in the present and in the future.