The Testing Effect: Illustrating a Fundamental Concept and Changing Study Strategies

  title={The Testing Effect: Illustrating a Fundamental Concept and Changing Study Strategies},
  author={G. Einstein and Hillary G. Mullet and T. L. Harrison},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={190 - 193}
  • G. Einstein, Hillary G. Mullet, T. L. Harrison
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Teaching of Psychology
  • An important recent finding is that testing improves learning and memory. In this article, the authors describe a demonstration that illustrates this principle and helps students incorporate more testing into their learning. The authors asked students to read one text using a Study–Study strategy and one text using a Study–Test strategy. One week later, the authors tested students’ memory for both texts with short-answer quizzes. The results revealed the standard testing effect and served as… CONTINUE READING
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