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ERIC Number: EJ791810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Improving Students' Study Habits by Demonstrating the Mnemonic Benefits of Semantic Processing
Bugg, Julie M.; DeLosh, Edward L.; McDaniel, Mark A.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n2 p96-98 Apr 2008
This article describes an in-class exercise that illustrates the advantage of semantic over nonsemantic study habits. The exercise includes a survey of students' current study strategies, followed by the presentation of an abbreviated version of Craik and Tulving's(1975) classic levels-of-processing experiment. We observed significant benefits of semantic processing over nonsemantic processing, and this result motivated an in-depth discussion regarding the limitations of students' intuitions about effective study strategies and methods for improving current strategies. The brief exercise changed students' intended strategies for future studying and helped students learn the concept of semantic processing. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A