UIUC PSYC 238 - Dunlosky et al 2014 What_works,_What_doesn't (8 pages)

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46 s c i e n t i f i c a m e r i c a n m i n d miq513Dunl3p indd 46 S e p te m b e r O c to b e r 201 3 7 1 13 6 04 PM HOW WE LEARN WHAT WORKS WHAT DOESN T A N D R E W L I L L E Y i S t o c k p h o t o b l o c k s Some study techniques accelerate learning whereas others are just a waste of time but which ones are which An unprecedented review maps out the best pathways to knowledge BY JOHN DUNLOSKY KATHERINE A RAWSON ELIZABETH J MARSH MITCHELL J NATHAN AND DANIEL T WILLINGHAM ILLUSTRATIONS BY CELIA JOHNSON M in d S c i e nti f i c A m e r i c an c o m miq513Dunl3p indd 47 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND 47 7 1 13 6 04 PM E ducation generally focuses on what you study such as algebra the elements of the periodic table or how to conjugate verbs But learning how to study can be just as important with lifelong benefits It can teach you to pick up knowledge faster and more efficiently and allow you to retain information for years rather than days Cognitive and educational psychologists have developed and evaluated numerous techniques ranging from rereading to summarizing to self testing for more than 100 years Some common strategies markedly improve student achievement whereas others are time consuming and ineffective Yet this information is not making its way into the classroom Teachers today are not being told which learning techniques are sup FAST FACTS Rating the Best Ways to Study 1 Some study methods work in many different situations and across topics boosting test performance and long term retention Learning how to learn can have lifelong benefits 2 Self testing and spreading out study sessions so called distributed practice are excellent ways to improve learning They are efficient easy to use and effective 3 4 Underlining and rereading two methods that many students use are ineffective and can be time consuming Other learning techniques need further testing and evaluation In the meantime students and teachers can put proved study methods to use in classrooms and at home



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