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Strategies for Deeper Learning and Long-term Retention

Much of our understanding about how we learn is flawed.  The typical advice given to students is single-minded, focused repetition, reflecting the belief that if we expose ourselves to something long enough, we can burn it into memory.  This is … Continue reading

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The Essential Role of Memory Retrieval in Student Learning

Exams are considered by many to be the gold standard of measuring student learning. However, most instructors do not design exams that actually result in student learning. Better understanding the retrieval effect will help us create more effective assessments. Continue reading

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