Student Cognition Toolbox

The Student Cognition Toolbox provides detailed information about study strategies that are informed by research on the science of learning. The use of the study strategies described in the Student Cognition Toolbox has been shown by research to benefit student learning. Strategies included are: Practice Quizzing, Self-Explanation, Elaborative Interrogation, Worked Examples, Spaced Practice, and Interleaved Practice. Students will learn how to apply these approaches to the study of the academic material they are assigned to learn in their discipline. All of the strategies addressed in the Student Cognition Toolbox can be effective tools as students work to learn course material and prepare for exams and other assessments.

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