The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning

@article{Karpicke2008TheCI,
  title={The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning},
  author={Jeffrey D. Karpicke and H. Roediger},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={966 - 968}
}
Learning is often considered complete when a student can produce the correct answer to a question. In our research, students in one condition learned foreign language vocabulary words in the standard paradigm of repeated study-test trials. In three other conditions, once a student had correctly produced the vocabulary item, it was repeatedly studied but dropped from further testing, repeatedly tested but dropped from further study, or dropped from both study and test. Repeated studying after… Expand
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