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The testing effect
testing yourself repeatedly-most effective technique
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why does the testing effect work
it forces you to use 'effortful retrieval' and the efforts you make in processing and retrieving material each time makes your memory much more efficient
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evidence for the testing effect
Roediger and Karpicke (2006): one group-told to read a passage 4 times. Group 2-told to read it once, tested 3 times. Both groups-recall week later. Group 2-remembered 50% more.
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encoding
learning-converting information into a memory trace
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storage
maintaining the memory traces over time
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retrieval
locating and pulling the memory out of a store
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why does the testing effect work

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it forces you to use 'effortful retrieval' and the efforts you make in processing and retrieving material each time makes your memory much more efficient

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evidence for the testing effect

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encoding

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storage

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