learningishard: Why cramming is bad news
|Long gaps during revision 'better than cramming'||"Cramming for long intense stretches ahead of a test might feel like more is being learned, says Prof Stafford, but this is illusory." From bbc.co.uk|
Cramming? - make sure to leave time for a stroll
|It seems that your mother was right for once - who knew? From spring.org.uk|
|Deliberately difficult – why it’s better to make learning harder||Progress will be slower but more permanent.
|Fast learning doesn't lead to long-term retention of information. Unfortunately this conflicts with the desire to see quick improvements.||Robert Bjork on YouTube - desirable difficulties: slowing down learning.
|Fast and Slow thinking|
|How your "working memory" makes sense of the world||YouTube. 4 mins. Peter Doolittle on TED.
|Colour Changing Card Trick||YouTube. 3 mins. From Quirkology|
|Lots of examples on fast and slow thinking.||YouTube - 5 mins from ASAP Science.
Very applicable to learning and reading exam questions.
|Why you can't study and be on the phone / facebook / television||YouTube. 2 mins. "The distracted mind"|