Improvement after a practice test
This experiment compared students who did a simple practice test after learning some material with those who did no practice test. No other study was done.
4 Study Approaches Compared
This test compared four study approaches:
- Studied the material once using their normal methods (rereading, highlighting, summarising)
- Studied the material 4 times using their normal methods
- Making a concept map
- Read the text once and then tried to recall as much as they could
It also compared the results across both simple fact retrieval and more complex inference (understanding) making.