The critical role of retrieval practice in long-term retention

@article{Roediger2011TheCR,
  title={The critical role of retrieval practice in long-term retention},
  author={H. L. Roediger and A. C. Butler},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={20-27}
}
Learning is usually thought to occur during episodes of studying, whereas retrieval of information on testing simply serves to assess what was learned. We review research that contradicts this traditional view by demonstrating that retrieval practice is actually a powerful mnemonic enhancer, often producing large gains in long-term retention relative to repeated studying. Retrieval practice is often effective even without feedback (i.e. giving the correct answer), but feedback enhances the… Expand
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