Psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat wrong. NYTimes did not place this story on top of the front page??!!
Tips: Instead of sticking to one study location, simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. So does studying distinct but related skills or concepts in one sitting, rather than focusing intensely on a single thing. Spacing works: An hour of study tonight, an hour on the weekend, another session a week from now improves recall.
“We walk around with all sorts of unexamined beliefs about what works that are mistaken.”