Spaced Retrieval Practice

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When retrieval practice is spaced, allowing some forgetting to occur between tests, it leads to stronger long-term retention than when it is massed. The advantage of spaced practice was first observed by Ebbinghaus in 1885 and no study has ever been able to refute it. Delaying subsequent retrieval practice is more potent for reinforcing retention

Retrieval Practice

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One of the most startling revelations of recent cognitive science research is the effectiveness of retrieval practice as a learning activity.  This phenomenon is also known as the testing effect. Every prominent cognitive scientist agrees that retrieval practice is the most powerful learning strategy available to a learner.  The list of scientists who currently make