Trigger Happy? Why Spaced Repetition Learning is Nothing Like School

18 January 2021

Retrieval requires us actively and effortfully to engage in a task, rather than simply guess at or intuit an answer. It is the effortful nature of retrieval that gives spaced repetition its traction: if the correct response is too easily recalled (e.g. if a position appears every day in Review mode), the retrieval practice has minimal effect. Read the full article here.

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