In the paper “Ten Benefits of Testing and Their Applications to Educational Practice” (2011, Roediger, Putnam and Sumeracki), the advantages of the Testing Effect are laid out. The paper advocates the regular testing of student’s knowledge to make it easier in the long term to recall information. By forcing an individual to generate an answer, the process aims to make their memory stronger. The strategy is renowned for enhancing exam performance as it teaches the brain how to retrieve, consolidate and retain information. Additionally, the method is useful in helping students assess how much they know, to identify any misconceptions and to guide their future revision. This can therefore help an individual revise more effectively and in turn boost a candidates confidence, reduce their stress levels and enable them to achieve better grades.
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