Mixing topics while studying does not enhance learning

  title={Mixing topics while studying does not enhance learning},
  author={Hannah Hausman and Nate Kornell},
  journal={Journal of applied research in memory and cognition},
Abstract According to a recent survey, it is common for students to study two topics at the same time using flashcards, and students who do so virtually always keep the topics separate instead of mixing flashcards together ( Wissman, Rawson, & Pyc, 2012 ). We predicted that mixing might be a relatively easy way to increase learning efficiency because mixing increases the spacing between repetitions of a given item, and spacing enhances long-term learning. We compared two conditions: in the… Expand

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