#MondayLinks: Can taking a ‘first guess’ help you learn?

Dan Willingham: “Better studying = less studying. Wait, what?”
Dan Willingham Better studying = less studying. Wait, what? http://www.danielwillingham.com/1/post/2013/07/better-studying-less-studying-wait-what.html

Dan Willingham writes about some useful research here that shows evidence of what he calls "the testing effect," that taking a first guess at an answer (in this case, the definition of a vocabulary word) can help you learn it more efficiently than studying it longer before a test.