The effects of interleaved practice

  title={The effects of interleaved practice},
  author={Kelli M Taylor and Doug Rohrer},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
Previous research shows that interleaving rather than blocking practice of different skills (e.g. abcbcacab instead of aaabbbccc) usually improves subsequent test performance. Yet interleaving, but not blocking, ensures that practice of any particular skill is distributed, or spaced, because any two opportunities to practice the same task are not consecutive. Hence, because spaced practice typically improves test performance, the previously observed test benefits of interleaving may be due to… 

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