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

The Retrieval Path

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Stored somewhere in your long-term memory is your social security number.  In order to use that number in any fashion –write it, say it, compare it to another number, or just to think of it – the social security number must be transferred from long-term memory to short-term memory (see caveat below). To accomplish that