Spaced Repetition

I’m learning so much about spaced repetition through the forum discussion this week.  Here is a video that provides a solid introduction:

If you’d like more information on spaced repetition, take a look at this website:

For me, the takeaway messages about spaced repetition as a learning strategy are:

  • One of the most important parts of the learning process is actually forgetting.
  • Instead of studying more, you are studying more efficiently.
  • It involves adding progressively longer and longer time intervals in between each of your study sessions, e.g 1 day, 7 days, 14 days…
  • The neural pathways-  once we begin to forget and then review-  become much stronger so that we forget more slowly.
  • You modify the time periods in which you study but can use whatever study method you choose.
  • You spend less time confirming concepts you understand well and give priority to the information you need to review.


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