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From: Scientific American

What Are the Best and Worst Ways to Prepare for an Exam?

Scientific American:

Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do, responds:

So glad you asked! Scientists have a lot of practical information on this topic, but most students do not know about it. Research investigating how students learn was first conducted at highly competitive institutions such as the University of California, Los Angeles. Even students at these top schools used terrible strategies.

For example, students commonly highlight what they read, but research shows that it does not help memory. Most students highlight as they are reading text for the first time, when they do not know what is important enough to highlight.

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