Retrieval practice enhances new learning: the forward effect of testing

  title={Retrieval practice enhances new learning: the forward effect of testing},
  author={Bernhard Past{\"o}tter and Karl-Heinz T. B{\"a}uml},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
In the last couple of years, there has been a dramatic increase in laboratory research examining the benefits of recall testing on long-term learning and retention. This work was largely on the backward effect of testing, which shows that retrieval practice on previously studied information, compared to restudy of the same material, renders the information more likely to be remembered in the future. Going beyond this prominent work, more recent laboratory research provided evidence that there… 
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