Learning Is About Retrieving

How do you learn something or prepare for a test? Read your notes and books once? Reread them? Create mind maps? Recall the material after reading? Or something else? Research has found that the most common learning strategy is reading or studying something repeatedly because we assume it results in better learning. Unfortunately, that is the least effective and efficient method. It is repeated retrieval or active recall that produces more learning than any of the other strategies mentioned above. Continue reading