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Test Performance And Study Breaks, Lori Mcginley Nov 2011

Test Performance And Study Breaks, Lori Mcginley

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As the culture of American education changes, recess time is declining in favor of instruction time. An important question, however, is whether this shift is truly going to yield the best learning outcomes. The purpose of the present study is to examine the effect of taking a break, both mental and physical, on test performance. Seventy college students were tested on their learning of a list of phobias that they had studied in one of three conditions: no break, mental break, and physical break. It was predicted that participants would perform better on a subsequent memory task when a break ...


A Study In Retention In Fundamental Operations In Algebra, George Adams Jul 1946

A Study In Retention In Fundamental Operations In Algebra, George Adams

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The problem is to discover as nearly as possible, "The retention of sophomores, who the preceding year had taken algebra, in the four fundamental arithmetic operations of positive and negative numbers.” The four fundamental arithmetic operations are namely: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In making computations with positive and negative numbers there are four possibilities involving cases concerning a positive and a negative , a negative and a positive , two negative , and two positive numbers . Negative numbers are numbers having a minus value and positive numbers are numbers which have a plus value.


The Curve Of Forgetting For Substance Material, Leslie J. Briggs Jul 1942

The Curve Of Forgetting For Substance Material, Leslie J. Briggs

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the method and analyze the results of an experiment on substance memory. The term "substance memory,” as used in the present study, refers to the retention of general ideas derived from meaningful reading material in which the facts presented require some generalization and abstraction of meaning on the part of the reader. This type of memory is to be contrasted with "factual," or "verbatim" memory, in which the task is to retain specific, detailed facts stated in the reading material, and with rote memory, which involves the memory for illogical, disassociated, discrete ...