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Blogs

From Students to Students: How To Master College…

ZEYNEP GUNGOR was born in Turkey and studied at a German...

By Lasting Learning

For Instructors

The Lesson a Kid Taught Her Dad about Doing Homework

Tweak the way you do math homework. You’ll learn more and be...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

For Parents

A Better Way to Practice Piano (or Any Instrument)

One of the most common ways to practice music hurts...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

Skills Training

Itzhak Pearlman on Practicing

Why we love this – the video highlights the misconception...

By Lasting Learning

Ineffective Techniques

Handwriting vs. Typing

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? Watch this video produced...

By Lasting Learning

Expert Interview

Interleaved Practice

Suppose you want to improve your golf game—say, driving...

By Doug Rohrer

Expert Interview

Get More Bang for Your Buck

Many of the study techniques that people use might feel...

By Katherine Rawson, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Tricks To Retain Studied Information, Part I

Dr. Jennifer McCabe (Goucher College) shares a very useful...

By Jennifer McCabe, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Tricks To Retain Studied Information, Part II

In this second installment of Tricks to Retain Studied...

By Jennifer McCabe, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

Spacing Study Sessions

In this video, Dr. Sean Kang (Dartmouth College) talks...

By Sean Kang, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Problem with Highlighting

Highlighting is a prevalent study technique among...

By Katherine Rawson, Ph.D.

Expert Interview

The Power of Testing

Dr. Robert Bjork (UCLA) discusses how testing does much...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

For Instructors

A Guide to “tests that are worth taking”

What are “tests that are worth...

By Lasting Learning

Expert Interview

Overcoming Illusions of Competence

Students often report re-reading as their primary study...

By Elizabeth Bjork, Ph.D.

Corporate Training

The Myth of Individual Learning Styles

We have all heard people claim to be “visual...

By Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

Mastery

Why Does Retrieval Practice Enhance Learning? It’s All About Trying

This article was originally published in Psychology...

By Nate Kornell, Ph.D.

For Instructors

When Practice Does Not Make Perfect

We’ve all heard the old adage, “practice makes perfect.”...

By Saskia Giebl, Ph.D. Researcher, M.Sc.

Mastery

Take the Path of MORE Resistance

Desirable Difficulties: Taking the Path of MORE Resistance...

By Nicholas Soderstrom, Ph.D.

About the Author

Lasting Learning was created to bring together the world’s foremost learning scientists with a focus on providing information about the best ways to enhance long-term retention of knowledge and skills across the lifespan. Our goal is to be a valuable and trusted resource for students, teachers, parents, athletes, coaches and anyone else who wants to learn the best ways to learn.