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Is Test-Taking a Good Study Method?

Is Test-Taking a Good Study Method?

I found this recent article in the NYTimes enlightening in a “back to the future” way. It discusses several studies on how retrieval testing seems to be a better approach for cementing knowledge in students.

“The struggle helps you learn, but it makes you feel like you’re not learning,” said Nate Kornell, a psychologist at Williams College. “You feel like: ‘I don’t know it that well. This is hard and I’m having trouble coming up with this information.’ By contrast, he said, when rereading texts and possibly even drawing diagrams, “you say: ‘Oh, this is easier. I read this already.’ ”

Read the full article here. NYTimes: To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

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