Published Online: January 15, 2013
Published in Print: January 16, 2013, as Study Methods

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Study Methods

"Improving Students' Learning With Effective Learning Techniques"

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In a review published in the Association for Psychological Science's Psychological Science in the Public Interest journal, psychologists at Kent State University, Duke University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Virginia describe and rate 10 study techniques, based on learning research.

Five common strategies, including highlighting, summarizing, and rereading, are ranked as having low utility for students and teachers. Practice testing and elaborative interrogation which is generating an explanation for why a fact or concept is true were the only two strategies described as highly useful.

Vol. 32, Issue 17, Page 5

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