Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits -

Great article in the New York Times on how to get the most out of your precious little study time. Basically what it's saying is:
  • You will retain more information if you study the same thing at different locations instead of studying at the same place all the time. 
  • Study different but related concepts in one sitting instead of just focusing on a single thing. 
  • Space out your study times instead of cramming. For instance, if you want to study for three hours, you will retain more by studying an hour a day three days than cramming for three hours in one sitting. 
  • Practice tests are an effective study tool and they work best if you wait a day to take the test instead of right after you study.
The details are interesting and the article is well worth reading.

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