The Power of Testing Memory: Basic Research and Implications for Educational Practice

@article{Roediger2006ThePO,
  title={The Power of Testing Memory: Basic Research and Implications for Educational Practice},
  author={Henry L. Roediger and Jeffrey D. Karpicke},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={181 - 210}
}
A powerful way of improving one's memory for material is to be tested on that material. Tests enhance later retention more than additional study of the material, even when tests are given without feedback. This surprising phenomenon is called the testing effect, and although it has been studied by cognitive psychologists sporadically over the years, today there is a renewed effort to learn why testing is effective and to apply testing in educational settings. In this article, we selectively… 

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