Distributed Practice

Distributed practice, also known as spaced practice, is a strategy of learning that makes use of smaller increments of study and practice over a longer period of time rather than "massed practice" utilizing longer study and practice periods over a short period of time. In an academic environment this is the difference between using quality study time daily to learn a subject rather than "cramming" right before an exam. Distributed practice has been shown to be more effective for learning and memory retention than massed practice.

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