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The Spacing Effect: Forgetting Makes It Stick

I love this simple idea about learning: information sticks better if you learn it in smaller chunks over time and forget a little bit in between.

It’s the exact opposite of cramming like we did in college. ๐Ÿ˜†

๐Ÿ‘‰ Teach Yourself How to Learn Better

As it turns out, forgetting the information for a while helps makes it stick for longer if you revisit it later. ๐Ÿคฏ. It may seem odd, but it make sense.

If you force your brain to bring back knowledge itโ€™s starting to forget, then it puts a sticker to remind itself it shouldnโ€™t forget.

This same idea came up here a few months ago in a different post. And seeing it again now, fittingly enough, really solidifies the concept for me. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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