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What’s the best study method? 

By  Lysette Offley

What’s the best study method? Photo of girl readingWe all have our favourite, of course.

And what works for us, is what’s best for us. But how do you know if you’ve stumbled upon the best system for you?

Well, it turns out, so says Jeffrey Karpicke at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, that no matter what form of note taking you make, by far the most effective thing that you can do is…

wait for it…

…repeatedly recalling the information you’ve learnt.

Numerous other researchers, including Andrew Butler of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have reinforced that view. Schoolchildren, university students and neurological patients rehabilitating all have better memories when they test themselves regularly.

Did someone mention the Learning Cycle?

Lysette Offley

About the author

With 40 years of experience, Lysette Offley is a Memory and Mindset Coach to women and men at the top of their game in the Financial Services Industry who recognise the value of continual personal and professional development and support to achieve a healthy work-life balance, along with satisfaction and fulfilment.

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