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Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When students ask for a study advice, many professors would say something like this: "Read carefully. Write down unfamiliar terms and look up their meanings. Make an outline. Reread each chapter." That's not terrible advice. Some scientists would say that professors left out the most important step: "Put the book aside and hide the notes. Then…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Study Skills, Instructional Materials, Recall (Psychology)
Summers, Jerry A.; Shobe, Robert E. – 1983
The authors state that this monograph provides information on how teachers and other school officials may assist students to score better on tests. The emphasis is on the development of test-taking skills, rather than on cognitive development. The contents include: (1) matching objectives, instruction, and testing; (2) assessment and test anxiety;…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Elementary Secondary Education, Guessing (Tests), Instructional Materials
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Royer, Paula Nassif – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1977
Subjects received either specific or general objectives before or after the four sections of the audiotaped lecture. A control group received no objectives. Results on the use of objectives with written text showed that the before position increased intentional learning more than the after position. Incidental learning was significantly higher…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, College Students, Educational Objectives, Incidental Learning
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Shavelson, Richard J.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1974
Descriptors: Aptitude, Incidental Learning, Individual Differences, Instructional Materials