Judgment of learning

We can’t rely on our impressions of our own learning

It is very important to pay attention to the criteria we use to assess our own learning. For example, even though the material we’re learning may feel familiar to us as we go over it, this sense of familiarity isn’t actually a good indicator of whether we’ll actually be able to recall the material at a later date. Instead, one of the best ways to judge our learning is by assessing how well we can summarize or explain the material to someone else, which leads to our next placard on retrieval practice.

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