Spacing Improves Long-Term Retention

Spacing Improves Long-Term Retention

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When learning new material or new skills, spacing the learning episodes over large periods of time will improve the long-term retention of the material or skills. Cramming (or massed practice) will enable a student to perform well on an exam hours later, but unfortunately most of that information will be forgotten rapidly. The more learning is sensibly spread apart the larger the long-term benefits.
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memory, long-term memory, learning, Education, instruction, spacing effect, study skills
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00:04:58