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Share these study tips with your students.
 
Share these study tips with your students.
{{hidden|1. Vary where you study.|Studying in different environments has been shown to improve material retention. Often times instructors promote studying in a specific place, such as a quite room in the library; advice which is not necessarily beneficial. By studying in the same location time and time again, the environment can provide cues which a student can use subconsciously to recall information. In other words, when it comes to test time, a student may not be able to recall information as efficiently because aspects of the quiet room in the library are not present in the classroom. Therefore, it is important to study in various environments because by eliminating the reliance on the same external cues, students are forced to retrieve the same information in different contexts, and in turn truly learn the material.  
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{{hidden|1. Vary where you study.|Studies show that studying in different environments improves material retention. Often times instructors promote studying in a specific place, such as a quiet room in the library, which may not necessarily be beneficial. By studying in the same location time and time again, the environment can provide cues which a student can use subconsciously to recall information. In other words, when it comes to test time, a student may not be able to recall information as efficiently because aspects of the quiet room in the library are not present in the classroom. Studying in various environments eliminates this reliance on the same external cues, forcing students to retrieve the same information in different contexts and in turn truly learn the material.  
  
'''Suggestion:''' Choose at least three different locations to study (library, room, cafe, academic building, etc.)
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'''Suggestion:''' Choose at least three different locations to study (e.g., library, room, cafe, academic building, etc.).
  
 
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Revision as of 11:12, 23 June 2012

Share these study tips with your students.

7. Check out this site for more Economics study tips.

8. From The Wall Street Journal, "Toughest Exam Question: What Is the Best Way to Study?," SUE SHELLENBARGER, OCTOBER 26, 2011

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