Avoid Excessive Rereading

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Most students study by simply rereading the material. “Rereading has three strikes against it. It is time consuming. It doesn’t result in durable memory. And it often involves a kind of unwitting self-deception, as growing familiarity with the text comes to feel like mastery of the material.” (Peter C. Brown, Make It Stick) I was

Avoid Massed Practice

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• Faith in focused, repetitive practice of one thing at a time until we’ve got it nailed is pervasive among classroom teachers, athletes, corporate trainers, and students. This is called massed practice. It is the least effective of all study strategies. • Cramming for exams is a form of massed practice. It feels like a