Some of the Reasons Why Preparing for Exams Is so Hard: What Can Be Done to Make It Easier?

Michael Pressley, Linda Yokoi, Peggy Van Meter, Shawn Van Etten, Geoffrey Freebern

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Abstract

Why it is so difficult to prepare for academic exams is reviewed with respect to recent research. Textbooks, teaching, and information processing characteristics of students all contribute to undermining effective learning and review. Recommendations are made about how instructors can make it easier for students to review and appraise their test readiness, as well as about how students can make a difference in the quality of their own preparations for tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-38
Number of pages38
JournalEducational Psychology Review
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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