Many students (and individuals for whom English is a second language) struggle with how to study all the information in the Driver’s Handbook. When they fail the test, it is hard on their self-esteem, it is expensive and, in some cases, it interferes with their livelihood.
The Prep Kit app has a series of flash cards that summarize the Driver’s Handbook into smaller more manageable units of information.
The app allows people to instantly create “I know it” and “I don’t know it” sections. This shows them how well they know the information. Because people tend to keep reviewing what they already know and ignore what they don’t know, the app eliminates this problem and provides individuals with a clear idea of when they are ready to take the test.
On-line multiple choice tests are good for testing knowledge, but are not the most effective way to learn the material. The app is created so that people are able to recall the information rather than just recognize correct information. This results in better understanding of material and safer drivers.
When people are able to recall information it gets stored in the part of our brain that allows the information to be accessed more automatically leaving us free to perform higher level processing and decision making when dealing with driving situations.
Life is not a multiple-choice test. When someone approaches a traffic circle, they are not going to have answers a,b,c, or d flashing in their windshield. However, if they have good recall of how to navigate a traffic circle, they will be able to proceed confidently and can focus on other vital details including other drivers who may not be following the rules.
In addition to a condensed format for ease of learning, the Prep Kit apps have:
- Study Tips
- Definitions and explanations of unfamiliar terms
- Clear graphics
- Relevant video links
- Links to practice tests