Science of Learning Project Worksheet

I’m trying to study for my Management course and I need some help to understand this question.

.You will find thre strategies and develop a plan to use them in your other classes. First, you need to review the strategies. Then, follow these steps:

  • You will find three worksheets. Use one for each strategy.
  • Spread the three learning strategies across all of your classes. However, if you are taking less than 9 credit hours (three classes) you may need to make plans to use two strategies in a single class.
  • Each worksheet has three parts. Answer the questions in each part, concluding with a week long plan at the end. You can delete the question prompts and alter the chart to suit your needs. Be specific and give information about your other classes to show you are genuinely making a plan to apply the strategies.
  • Retrieval Practice

    Think of the brain like a muscle. The more you force it to recall information, the stronger it gets. Retrieval practice relies upon a process of remembering and forgetting that results in long-term learning. For example, you may “cram” for a test, but research shows this sort of learning isn’t long lasting. Retrieval practice, by contrast, takes place over a longer period of time, and though its difficulty makes it
    feel less effective, you retain the knowledge longer. In fact, retrieval practice has been scientifically-proven to be one of the most effective ways to study.


    Elaboration is another “active” learning strategy in which you force yourself to inquire about the who, why, when, where, and how of a topic. The key thing is to make connections between what you already know and what you are trying to learn. Elaboration helps you see the bigger picture. You put new knowledge into multiple contexts, and when you try to recall that information, there are multiple neural pathways through which to access it.

    Spaced Practice

    Like retrieval practice, spaced practice strengthens memory and results in long-term learning by helping you get better at recalling information. This strategy teaches you to space out your studying in short increments throughout the week. For example, let’s pretend you are in a course with five quizzes and a cumulative final. If you crammed for hours before each quiz, studies show that you will forget that information in a short amount of time. However, if you used spaced practice and studied in short bursts several times a week, you would likely get higher grades on both the quizzes and the final. Give it a try!