Scientifically proven revison techniques
Scientists have invested hundreds of millions of hours into working out what revision techniques are the most effective. This results have been rigrously anaylsed to demostrate two clear winners (see below).
Spoiler alert: GCSEprepper has been designed to make sure students do both.
THE definitive study on the most effective revision techniques
In 2013, Professor John Dunlovsky of Kent State University published the results of his ground-breaking research into the effectiveness of students’ learning techniques. The Professor worked with his colleagues to review the results of over 1,000 scientific studies focussing on the ten most popular revision strategies.
Dunlovsky and his team undertook a meta analysis – which is a statistical approach to combine the results from multiple studies in an effort to increase power (over individual studies), improve estimates of the size of the effect and/or to resolve uncertainty when reports disagree.
The results were surprising – but conclusive. Two strategies proved to be consistently much more effective than the others. They were:
- Test yourself.
- Space out your revision (AKA use distributed practise).