Test yourself and learn

Recent research suggests that we learn best when we force ourselves to retrieve the information. Instead of reading something twice, read it once and then reconstruct on paper what you read. Article in the NY Times; hat tip to Instapundit and Althouse.

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One Response to “Test yourself and learn”

  1. Adam Bloch Says:

    Agreed. Throughout my schooling, I’ve never been able to do very well using someone else’s study guide. After making one myself, though, I usually don’t have to study it all that much.

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