Hey there! Meet Testudy, a super cool service that makes learning new material a breeze.
Think of it like a test-taking, study buddy. You just input any text you're trying to learn, and Testudy will whip up some questions in a unique way. Plus, it'll offer different types of tests for you to take, so you can really test your understanding. Testudy is great for all types of learners - students, pupils, professionals in various fields, and even people who just want to expand their knowledge. It's also a helpful tool for teachers and educators.
You can upload texts, create tests based on them, and share the links with their pupils, students and course participants. And if you're someone who needs to frequently study new information for your job, like a lawyer, programmer or marketer, Testudy can be a lifesaver. It'll help you consolidate what you've read and make sure you got the hang of it.
Testudy supports 50+ languages and offers 2 algorithms:
- Socrates - basic, is a free but less accurate question generation algorithm.
- Plato - advanced, is an AI-based algorithm available only to Premium users.
You can study any field, and study as much as you'd like.
Testudy supports the 50+ languages, including: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Bengalica, Catalan, Czechcy: Welshda: Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Estonian, Persian (Farsi), Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Lithuanian, Latvian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Albanian, Swedish, Swahili, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese
2 Test types
- based on text, you need to paste your own text and to choose an algorithm: Socrates - basic, Plato - advanced
- based on subject to create a test without the source text
Testudy studying method: learn by testing
There are a ton of different ways to study and learn new material. But have you ever wondered which methods are actually effective? A report by the U.S. Association for Psychological Science, published on January 9, 2013, digs into this very topic. The report's authors, led by Kent State University professor John Dunlosky, went through 10 different teaching tactics and ranked them based on their effectiveness.
And you know what they found? The most effective method is what's called "distributed practice" - that's when you spread out your studying sessions over time, with regular test-taking to reinforce what you've learned. So now, taking into account the benefits of active learning, flashcard apps like Anki, Quizlet, StudyBlue, and FlashCardMachine have been gaining popularity.
Flashcards are great for memorizing new words and terms, but they can be less effective for learning more complex concepts or descriptions. One of the most popular forms of knowledge testing is standardized testing. That's why people buy test prep materials or collections of tests in certain subject areas or fields. But the problem is that these tests aren't always tailored to the specific information that you need. And creating your own tests can be time-consuming.
That's where Testudy comes in - it makes it easy for you to generate questions from any text you upload, and it presents the questions in two different test formats that you can take immediately or at a later time. Plus, it tracks your progress and gives you stats on your test-taking performance, so you can see just how much you're retaining.
Registration in Testudy
To use Testudy, you need to register. Registration can be done on the website Testudy.io (button Start generating for free) or on the service page https://my.testudy.io.
Filling out the registration form
To get started, we need a little bit of info from you. In the registration form, we need you to fill in the following:
- Your name: Pick whatever user name you want, be creative!
- Email: Make sure to use your real email address so we can send you all the updates and good stuff. We'll send you a confirmation email right after you sign up.
- Password: Choose a password that's easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. Mix it up with letters, numbers, and special characters.
After logging in to the Testudy personal account, the user can see statistical information, can upload texts for generating questions, can take tests for the processed texts, and pay for the use of the service.
The Home page of your account contains information about the service and the user's work in Testudy.
When you log into your Testudy account, you'll be able to check out the "Account Status" section for the lowdown on your account. Like, you'll be able to see if you've got the basic or the fancy premium package.
If you're rollin' with the premium package, you can check out the "Subscription" field to see when it's gonna expire. Like, if it says "Due 12/22/2022 15:47", that means your premium subscription is good till December 22nd 2022 at 15:47.
In the "Quizzes" section, you'll be able to see how many texts you've uploaded, and how many more you can upload based on your package. In the "Spent Characters" section, you'll see how many characters you've used up of the text you've uploaded.
When you hit up the "Create test" page, you can add text, choose a question generation algorithm, set the max number of questions for your test. There's a counter there that'll show you how many characters you've added and how many more you can add.
You have two algorithms to work with: Socrates that supports only English, and Plato that offers better generation and supports 50+ languages. The Max questions counter lets you set the maximum number of questions you want to receive for your text.
Don't worry about character limits, the Counter will show you exactly how many characters you've got and the limit ranges (it's between 100 and 10000 characters). Just hit the Submit button and let the magic happen!
When you're done, head on over to the Quizzes List page of our Testudy service. This page is like a treasure trove of your quizzes - click Refresh and start testing.
With just a simple double-click on the name of the test (we show the first words of the text you entered) and selecting your test type, you'll be on your way.
There are two test options available: Open-ended Questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
To see if your test is ready, go to the table, it's like your test-taking command center. The columns show you the status of your test, the name of the test, and all the actions you can perform:
- running the test (either by double-clicking on the test name or by clicking the "Pass the test" button)
- opening the source text, or even deleting the test from your database.
- checking how many questions are in the test, when it was created, the number of characters in the text, and what algorithm was used (Socrates or Plato).
Now press Refresh, click on your test and choose between Open-ended Questions or Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) to fit your learning style.
Test with open-ended questions (Open-ended Questions)
An open-ended test is just like a little chat with yourself to make sure you really understand the information. All you have to do is answer a few questions and double check that your answers are correct. It's simple and easy!
Just think about it for a sec and then give yourself your own answer. Once you're happy with your answer, you can click the "Show Answer" button to see if you were right. Super easy, right?
But wait, what if you come across a question that you think is just plain wrong? No worries, we got you, just hit that Ignore button. This will delete the question from your test and it won't affect your test statistics.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) quiz with answers
As you're answering questions, the correct answers will be highlighted in green and the wrong answers will be shown in red. After that, you'll be moved on to the next question.
And if you do come across a question that you think is just not right, simply hit that Ignore button. It'll delete that question and it won't affect your test statistics.
But once you've finished the test, we want to make sure you know how well you did. So we'll show you your success rate in percentage of correct answers to all questions and the number of correct answers, so you can see how you did compared to the entire test.
When you're ready to take the test again, just hit the "Play Again" button.
When you're done and want to head back to the list of quizzes, just hit the "Close" button.
To see the results once again, click "Show answers" to see the list of questions with right and wrong answers. Now that you've finished the test, you can take a moment to pat yourself on the back for all the questions you got right. And, if you want to, you can also go back and check out where you went wrong.
Free and Premium plans of Testudy
The Profile page is where you can check out all your user information and see what's up with your Testudy payment.
It's got two tabs for you to check out - the Account tab, where you can find all your personal details, your plan, and how many characters you've used in your texts, and the Billing tab, where all the payment information is at.
Let's now break down the different fields you'll see on your Profile page for you.
- Field Name is your user name that you entered when you first signed up.
- Email is the email address you provided during registration.
- Tariff plan shows you what kind of plan you have - in this case, it's the Premium plan.
- Tests created tells you how many texts you've added.
- Socrates spent characters shows you how many characters you've used on texts where Socrates generated questions.
- Plato spent characters shows you how many characters you've used on texts where Plato generated questions.
- Subscription period ending tells you when your Premium plan subscription will end, including the date and time.
- Reset password button allows you to change your password for the service. You'll need to confirm the change by clicking on a link sent to your email.
- Manage your subscription button lets you manage your service subscription.The Billing tab, on the other hand, gives you a breakdown of all the payments you've made for the service.
If you ever have any questions or need help with anything, you can always reach out to our support team. You can do it directly by using the chat window or by sending an email to email@example.com. We're here to help, so don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything!