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Active Recall

Active Recall

Active Recall is the process of using your brain to retrieve some information that you cannot remember at the moment.

How does it work?

Whenever you go through your notes, don't just read them or re-write them. Ask yourself questions about the topic first and without looking at the notes, try to recollect everything about it. When you are done, take a look at the notes and recognize what you missed. 

In this way, you actively involve your brain and test yourself on whether you know the topic well. This is the most effective way to study and is better than just re-reading the notes. 

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