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Running head: HOW YOU STUDY 1 How You Study is How You Succeed Emilee B. Reeves Liberty University
Running head: HOW YOU STUDY 2 How You Study is How You Succeed Is studying effective if you aren’t utilizing the right strategies? Adequate study habits are crucial for success in college. According to Nevid (2012), “interference theory is the belief that forgetting is the result of the interference of memories with each other” (p. 226). In other words, learning more material could potentially lead to remembering less of it. Psychologists have found that when you cram loads of schoolwork into your brain in a single day, students will generally absorb less information than when they space out their study sessions. Has your teacher ever suggested that you won’t pass your test if you start studying for it the night before? Packing too much information into your brain at one time not only causes mental exhaustion, but also intervenes with learning and retention. Nevid (2012) states that this effect is called massed versus spaced practice effect (p. 225). Certain measures that students can take to avoid interference are

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