NYT article on study habits research

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html

Basically, all of the following improve recall:

  • spacing out study time over a longer period of time
  • alternating between multiple topics in one study session
  • studying the same thing in different locations
  • taking a test

In summary, recalling and using knowledge in a variety of contexts helps you remember it.

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2 thoughts on “NYT article on study habits research

  1. Very cool article. Some of this definitely reinforces things I’ve accidentally discovered about how I learn best, and it’s very cool to see it backed up by research.

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  2. Pingback: New Research about Study Habits and Learning | Projects Before Breakfast

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