Teaching

How Exams Improve Students' Access to Their Brains

David Archer

Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger III: “The act of preparing for a test and actually taking the test and retrieving information is a great boost to memory.”
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On many campuses, this is finals week. That got us wondering: Is the classic format, a midterm and a final examination, the best way to assess student learning? What might work better? We posed those questions to Henry L. (Roddy) Roediger III. Mr...

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