Habitual reading biases in the allocation of study time.

@article{Ariel2011HabitualRB,
  title={Habitual reading biases in the allocation of study time.},
  author={Robert Ariel and Ibrahim Al-Harthy and Christopher Was and John Dunlosky},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={1015-21}
}
Item order can bias learners' study decisions and undermine the use of more effective allocation strategies, such as allocating study time to items in one's region of proximal learning. In two experiments, we evaluated whether the influence of item order on study decisions reflects habitual responding based on a reading bias. We manipulated the order in which relatively easy, moderately difficult, and difficult items were presented from left to right on a computer screen and examined selection… CONTINUE READING