ACTIVE

RECALL

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multiple 

ways to

study...

  • Taking Notes

  • Rereading

  • Highlighting

  • Summarizing

  • Active Recall

Which of these do you feel is both an effective AND efficient way to study?

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TAKING NOTES
#1

Must be high quality, organized and coherent to be effective. Can be hard to decide what is worth it to take notes on and may end up spending valuable time on irrelevant notes. 

REREADING
#2

Economical for time but compared to other techniques might not be effective. If it is a boring or slow topic, can be hard to stay engaged in the material.

HIGH-
LIGHTING
#3

Very popular! Similar to taking notes, quality is key. Must be able to decide what is important to highlight. 

SUMMARIZE
#4

Engaging. Allows you to interpret the material in your own words. Can be very advanced for many students and they may find it too overwhelming. 

ACTIVE RECALL
#5

Engaging and effective. Combines many other forms of study, such as note taking and summarizing and creates a more engaging environment for the information to be learned for long term use. 

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Retrieving stuff from your brain and making connections.

-Ali Abdaal

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR STUDY SESSION IS EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF COGNITIVE POWER YOU PUT INTO IT

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