What are the best ways to study? Read this review from Scientific American

What are the best ways to study? Read this review from Scientific American

  • Self-testing and spreading out study sessions—so-called distributed practice—are excellent ways to improve learning. They are efficient, easy to use and effective.
  • Underlining and rereading, two methods that many students use, are ineffective and can be time-consuming.

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[PDF] Dunlosky, J., Rawson, K. A., Marsh, E. J., Nathan, M. J., & Willingham, D. T. (2013). What Works, What Doesn’t. Scientific American Mind, 24(4), 46-53.

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I am professor of learning sciences at UW Madison, and director of the Center on Education and Work, and the IES Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Mathematical Thinking, Learning, and Instruction.

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