Tip of the Week
Do you have a crammer in your house?
Cramming for a test the night before is an ineffective way to study. Deep down, students know this, and yet they still do it! Research shows that spacing studying over several days is a key component of effective studying. Teaching students how to incorporate spacing into their study habits has a number of benefits:
- Spacing incorporates executive function skills and provides opportunities to practice skills such as breaking down a task, planning ahead, backward design, mapping out work, and more.
- Spacing helps fight procrastination.
- Spacing creates long-term memory.
In our full-length blog we elaborate on these three benefits and share some of the research behind the idea of spaced studying. If you’ve got a crammer in your house, it’s a worthwhile read.