John spends 20 minutes studying something. Jack spends 10 minutes studying the same thing and 10 minutes answering questions on it. Which one will remember more a week later?
A learner takes a test and realizes she is weak in a particular topic, and so studies some more material to help her learn it. Is this a mediated or unmediated effect of testing?
Answering a question prevents you forgetting something because:
Being scared of getting the question wrong makes you remember it
It repeats the information with spacing
It gives you retrieval practice
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