Does Providing Prompts During Retrieval Practice Improve Learning

  title={Does Providing Prompts During Retrieval Practice Improve Learning},
  author={Megan A. Smith and Jane Blunt and Joshua W. Whiffen and Jeffrey D. Karpicke},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
Summary The purpose of this investigation was to identify ways to prompt retrieval practice to make recall even more effective at producing meaningful learning. In two experiments, subjects read educational texts and practiced retrieval across two periods. During prompted retrieval, subjects were cued to explain and describe concepts from the text, whereas during free recall, subjects recalled as much of the material from the text as they could. A reading control condition was also included… 

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