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“Most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong and rooted more in superstition than in science.” Benedict Carey

Testing yourself beats everything else - hands down! Summary of all effective study techniques
Contact Cramming Curiosity Desirable Difficulties Exam Anxiety
Exercise Highlighting is bad news How your memory works Interleaving It's not how long you study for that counts Learned helplessness
Learning needs a context Learning styles is a myth Mindmaps Motivation No multi-tasking Positive expectations
Posture Pretesting Sleep Student mental health Study in 20 minute blocks Superficial knowledge
Taking notes