Don’t Reread, Retrieve: The Benefits of Retrieval Practice

It’s a common scene in television and movies: a frantic student valiantly cramming before a big test, papers strewn around their desk or bed. Though tired, the next day they pull off a scholastic miracle and ace their test. Cramming works, right?

Despite the glorification of late-night cram sessions, science has shown this sort of studying to have its flaws. While…