Many of the study techniques that people use might feel like they are effective, but they are not actually good for learning.  In this video, Dr. Katherine Rawson (Kent State University) tells us about two of the most effective learning strategies that students should be using instead: testing and spacing.

About the Author

Katherine Rawson (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is a Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. Her research program consists of two interrelated areas of research: One area explores how to optimize learning in educationally-relevant domains, with an emphasis on strategies that promote the durability and efficiency of student learning, and the self-regulatory processes that support such learning. The other area explores the cognitive processes involved in skill acquisition, with a particular interest in mechanisms underlying the automatization of reading processes.

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