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ERIC Number: EJ1092108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Reviewing for Exams: Do Crossword Puzzles Help in the Success of Student Learning?
Davis, Tricia M.; Shepherd, Brooke; Zwiefelhofer, Tara
Journal of Effective Teaching, v9 n3 p4-10 2009
The goal of this project was to further our understanding of how students learn. Does reviewing for exams using certain teaching methods actually enhance students' learning of course material? Through a comparative analysis of two sections of the same class the researchers tested to see if using crossword puzzles as a "fun" review technique actually affects students' exam scores as evidence of successful learning. The results revealed that some classes benefited while others did not.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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