Optimising self-regulated study: The benefits—and costs—of dropping flashcards

@article{Kornell2008OptimisingSS,
  title={Optimising self-regulated study: The benefits—and costs—of dropping flashcards},
  author={N. Kornell and R. Bjork},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={125 - 136}
}
  • N. Kornell, R. Bjork
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Memory
  • Self-regulation of study activities is a constant in the lives of students—who must decide what to study, when to study, how long to study, and by what method to study. We investigated self-regulation in the context of a common study method: flashcards. In four experiments we examined the basis and effectiveness of a metacognitive strategy adopted almost universally by students: setting aside (dropping) items they think they know. Dropping has a compelling logic—it creates additional… CONTINUE READING
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