A Biology teacher, following a SCORE Study Skills workshop, decided to test my theory that when it comes to studying, less is more. After teaching her students the keys to memory, she said, "Promise me you won't study longer than 5 minutes tonight!"
Test grades went up in every class.
It works! The taxon part of our brain tires quickly. When we cram information into it, after about 15 minutes, our brain says, "nighty-night!" and quits processing information.
When we started SCORE, we thought we would turn students on to learning and they would spend more time studying. Wrong! They actually spent less time studying...but they studied more effectively, turned in homework more often, and earned higher grades.
Less is more.
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