Tagged: memory

TAKE TESTS TO LEARN

Take tests to learn, not just to assess what you know.

Test taking, which involves retrieving information, is significantly more effective than techniques such as rereading or concept mapping, both of which may foster false confidence. “Once information can be recalled, repeated encoding in study trials produced no benefit, whereas repeated retrieval in test trials generated large benefits for long-term retention.

 

References:

Pam Belluck. 2011-01-20. To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test. NYT

Karpicke, Jeffrey D. and Henry L. Roediger. 2008. The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning

Karpicke, Jeffrey D. and Janell R. Blunt. 2011. Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping

 

 

REPEAT

If you lose the spirit of repetition, your practice will become quite difficult.

Repetition is necessary for deliberate practice. Repetition leads to memory and automation, and automation conserves willpower and frees attention for other things. Thus, an experienced player can focus on the opponent, not technique.

If you lose the spirit of repetition, your practice will become quite difficult.

 

References:

Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney. 2011. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Strength. Penguin

Geoff Colvin. 2008-10-21. Why Talent is Overrated. CNN Money

Atul Gawande. 2009. The Checklist Manifesto. Metropolitan Books

Shunryu Suzuki. 1970. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Wheatherhill

Gary Wolf. 2008-04-21. Want to Remember Everything You’ll Every Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm. Wired