1. Study in different places.
Studies show that studying in different places helps us remember better because our brain becomes more active in trying to make connections. In one classic study, participants were asked to study a list of 40 vocabularies in two different rooms - one windowless and cluttered, the other modern with a courtyard. The participants who studied in the courtyard did far better.
2. Alternate between different types of homework/assignment questions.
Studies suggest that switching between types of questions can enhance test scores. The studies had children in either two conditions: 1) children who would repeat doing the same set of questions before moving on to the next set. For example, first do additions. When done, then move to multiplications. 2) children in this condition would alternate between multiplications and additions. The children who had studied mixed set did two times better on a actual test.
3. Space Out Your Studies
Studies found that spacing out our study periods significantly improves memory. For example, studying 1 hour each night as opposed to a full-cramping session produces better results on tests.
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