The Best Way to Study for an Exam

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Day 23 - Exam hall

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Here’s an interesting snippet of news from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The best way to study for an exam? Don’t just reread chapters and review notes — put everything away and then try to write down, or describe out loud, what you know. That’s the conclusion of two papers recently published in psychology journals. “After you’ve read something once, you’ve gotten what you’re going to get out of it,” one professor says, “and then you need to go out and start applying the information.”

The link to the article is here, but it’s only accessible with a subscription.

Update: Thanks to Mr. C. for providing a link to the article.

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