Persuading Students to Use a Study Strategy that Works
I’m on a quest for ways to get students using those study strategies that make them better learners. When the strategy goes by the label “test-enhanced learning” it isn’t an easy sell, and it’s even harder when students find out that means asking and answering potential test questions when they study. They’d much rather “look over” their notes, “look up” test question answers, and “look at” what they’ve highlighted in the reading. Asking and answering test questions means they have to “look into” the content, which is precisely why this strategy improves test scores.