Tip of the Week

March 28, 2023

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: 

  1. 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. 
  2. Spacing helps fight procrastination. 
  3. 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.