Study Strategies: What the Research Tells Us
We know a lot about study strategies—how they can be used to improve exam performance and promote a deeper understanding of the material. We also know that many students are attempting to learn course content without particularly strong study skills. They procrastinate and have short attention spans. If they read, they spend lots of time haphazardly highlighting large passages. And they equate memorizing with understanding. If these approaches to studying don’t work, what about the ones that do?