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The best and most effective study strategy is to teach learned material to a friend or peer. By teaching the material, you are not only processing the information semantically and thus analyzing the information deeply in terms of its meaning and importance, but also checking to see if you know all there is to know on that topic of study. Research has found that the deeper the level of processing, the more likely the information will enter long-term memory (LTM), and the greater the likelihood that it can be recalled. The information in LTM is more likely to be recalled because there are more retrieval pathways, or memory connections. In addition to teaching the material to others, organizing the material in the form of an outline also improves recall because it forces the student to make connections between the key points and supply context to each point. When reading a book, it is important to read the summary, the headings, subheadings, the pictures, the graphs, and the words in bold because they are the specific cues the writer emphasizes to paint a cohesive picture of the material. Bransford and Johnson (1972) conducted an experiment and found that participants understood
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