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Musicians often times perform a variety of tasks in one sitting such as performing scales, sight-reading, and performing pieces. Athletes also execute a variety of tasks in order to master a sport such as performing drills, testing strength, and increasing speed. Why shouldn't students, attempting to master an academic subject, do the same? A study
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Musicians often times perform a variety of tasks in one sitting such as performing scales, sight-reading, and performing pieces. Athletes also execute a variety of tasks in order to master a sport such as performing drills for speed, strength, and agility. Why shouldn't students do the same? Studies have demonstrated that by '''studying a variety of material in a single session (such as completing mixed problem sets, or alternating between reading passages and completing short answer questions) improves information retention.'''
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'''Suggestion:''' Be sure to alternate between different assignments while studying. For economics, repeatedly draw graphs for a period of time, then read the text, and finally complete a problem set. 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html?_r=3&ref=science&pagewanted=2

Revision as of 19:48, 14 September 2011

Musicians often times perform a variety of tasks in one sitting such as performing scales, sight-reading, and performing pieces. Athletes also execute a variety of tasks in order to master a sport such as performing drills for speed, strength, and agility. Why shouldn't students do the same? Studies have demonstrated that by studying a variety of material in a single session (such as completing mixed problem sets, or alternating between reading passages and completing short answer questions) improves information retention.

Suggestion: Be sure to alternate between different assignments while studying. For economics, repeatedly draw graphs for a period of time, then read the text, and finally complete a problem set.


--Sources-- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/health/views/07mind.html?_r=3&ref=science&pagewanted=2