An Intellectual Approach to Design Personal Study Plan via Machine Learning


Shiyuan Zhang1, Evan Gunnell2, Marisabel Chang2 and Yu Sun2, 1USA, 2California State Polytechnic University, USA


As more students are required to have standardized test scores to enter higher education, developing vocabulary becomes essential for achieving ideal scores. Each individual has his or her own study style that maximizes the efficiency, and there are various approaches to memorize. However, it is difficult to find a specific learning method that fits the best to a person. This paper designs a tool to customize personal study plans based on clients’ different habits including difficulty distribution, difficulty order of learning words, and the types of vocabulary. We applied our application to educational software and conducted a quantitative evaluation of the approach via three types of machine learning models. By calculating cross-validation scores, we evaluated the accuracy of each model and discovered the best model that returns the most accurate predictions. The results reveal that linear regression has the highest cross validation score, and it can provide the most efficient personal study plans.


Machine learning, study plan, vocabulary.

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