Event Title

How to Space Out Your Studying to Study Less and Get Better Grades

Location

Diamond 242

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

There are many different techniques to study and ways you can organize your studying, but one of the most successful is spacing out your studying. When you are practicing for a musical concert or an athletic competition, do you stay up late the night before getting as much practice in as you can? Why should it be any different in academics? Both are mediated by learning mechanisms which have continuously shown that across all tasks, ages, and even species, spacing promotes better memory. Everyone spaces somewhat, but what is the optimal amount of spacing when studying for a test? And how does this all work? Sit back and let cognitive psychology give you an answer.

Faculty Sponsor

Jen Coane

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1074

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Apr 30th, 1:00 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

How to Space Out Your Studying to Study Less and Get Better Grades

Diamond 242

There are many different techniques to study and ways you can organize your studying, but one of the most successful is spacing out your studying. When you are practicing for a musical concert or an athletic competition, do you stay up late the night before getting as much practice in as you can? Why should it be any different in academics? Both are mediated by learning mechanisms which have continuously shown that across all tasks, ages, and even species, spacing promotes better memory. Everyone spaces somewhat, but what is the optimal amount of spacing when studying for a test? And how does this all work? Sit back and let cognitive psychology give you an answer.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/356