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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

In Chapter 18, I discuss recall (as opposed to rereading). Recall makes all the difference...

The learning strategy I talk about here will be a game changer for you. It is called RECALL and it’s been around…

Problem is, most students re-read their notes, chapters, teacher presentations etc. over and over while studying for the test.

What they should be doing is recalling.

Let me ask you something:

Have you ever studied a lot by reading your notes or textbook over and over and still managed to do badly on a test? Did that leave you wondering why?

If so, the reason has to do with how you were studying.

You were re-reading not recalling.