Use Spaced Practice to Learn Better
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Use Spaced Practice to Learn Better

Lessons from Make it Stick.

Massed practice, which is continuous practice without breaks, isn’t the most effective way to mastery.

Spaced practice, where we break our deliberate practice sessions into chunks, is more effective because embedding new learning in long-term memory requires a process of consolidation. When we space out our practice sessions, our learning becomes more durable because we take the time for mental rehearsal and the other processes of consolidation.

When we exert effort to retrieve the learning after a little forgetting, we retrigger the consolidation that strengthens our memory.