Getting Students to Stop Cramming for Exams

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How many of your students still cram for exams? Students should be studying just before tests, but it should not be their first time seriously looking at course materials. Multiple research findings make clear that one frenzied period of study right before the exam generally results in lower scores than regular study sessions, also called spaced or distributed practice.

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