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Monday, September 21, 2009

Getting Organized for School - Study Shows Flashcards Help Improve Memory

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We did some apple picking, rode on a horse-drawn boat down the Ohio-Erie Canal, took a surrey ride, attended our church picnic and saw a movie. Sounds busy, but it was actually very relaxing. Now on to flash cards ...

Our girls used flash cards all the way through college and did very well. Here's new research to prove its effectiveness. An article from
WKYC.com in Cleveland:

"Many of us used flash cards to study for tests and a new study at Kent State says we were on to something.

Dr. Katherine Rawson has been conducting a study on how best to study for tests and remember what you learned.

Researchers found that flash cards help improve memory, if you use them the right way.

"We found what we are calling the '3 plus 3 method' works best," says Dr. Rawson.

For vocabulary words with complex definitions, it is best to go over each word until you get them right three times. Then, after that, repeat the study session three more times.

"We found they will do fine on the test, and then remember the material up to four months later," says Rawson.

Dr. Rawson is one of this year's recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists. She is one of 100 recipients and will travel to Washington to get the award."

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