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Margaret FalerSweany

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing - NYTimes.com - 2 views

  • the tests appear to improve subsequent performance in topics that are not already familiar, whether geography, sociology or psychology.
  • Across a variety of experiments, psychologists have found that, in some circumstances, wrong answers on a pretest aren’t merely useless guesses. Rather, the attempts themselves change how we think about and store the information contained in the questions.
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