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New Study Finds Repeated Testing More Effective Than Studying

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideMarch 9, 2006

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According to a new study published in the March 2006 issue of Psychological Science, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found that repeated test-taking may be a better memory aid than studying. Researchers believe that studying alone led to overconfidence, while those who took multiple quizzes on study material were better able to retain information. Students who were tested repeatedly were able to recall 61 percent of the material while those in the study group recalled only 40 percent.

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