Studying and Learning

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Which Study Strategies Make the Grade?

A scientific review suggests that several popular study strategies are ineffective, while effective strategies are underused… More

  • We're most enthusiastic about projects when we start and finish them, but intervening hassles can turn determination soft... More

    Trying to Get Ahead? Plan in Reverse, Study Suggests

    We're most enthusiastic about projects when we start and finish them, but intervening hassles can turn determination soft... More

  • Data suggest that taking notes by hand beats typing notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over time... More

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    Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

    Data suggest that taking notes by hand beats typing notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over time... More

  • Sleeping between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you forgot, with lasting results... More

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    Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting

    Sleeping between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you forgot, with lasting results... More

  • Students who surfed the web in a college course had lower scores on the final exam than did those who didn’t go online... More

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    Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

    Students who surfed the web in a college course had lower scores on the final exam than did those who didn’t go online... More

  • Research shows how math anxiety impacts students and suggests interventions to buffer these negative effects... More

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    Nervous About Numbers

    Research shows how math anxiety impacts students and suggests interventions to buffer these negative effects... More

  • Research suggests that restudying material can be a useful learning strategy, especially if that restudying is spaced out in time... More

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    Testing and Spacing Both Aid Memory

    Research suggests that restudying material can be a useful learning strategy, especially if that restudying is spaced out in time... More

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