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Retrieval

Retrieval is when you try to recall what you've learned. There are many ways to do this, some better than others.

Why it works: It strengthens your memory and interrupts forgetting. The act of retrieving information helps facilitate long-term recall.

How to apply it: Summarize the material in your own words. Don't copy and paste it; you won't get the learning benefits from it. Use your own memory, even if it feels hard.

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