An Update on Study Strategies

Credit: iStock.com/LeoPatrizi
Credit: iStock.com/LeoPatrizi
A number of resources that we’ve published address student study strategies, particularly the ones they don’t use that research says do connect to learning. (See the links at the end of the article.) In a nutshell, students gravitate toward passive study strategies, and those don’t effectively promote deep and lasting learning. Some findings document a troubling resistance to change: students cling to favorite strategies even when presented with information about their inadequacy.

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