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Spaced repetition and why it’s important while studying for the MCAT

Posted by Veronica L. on 1/10/20 11:00 AM

Spaced repetition at its simplest is the idea that the more frequently you’re exposed to information, the better you remember it. It’s more effective to repeat something 7 times over the course of one week than over the course of a single day. Your brain needs time to process the information you’ve learned and make connections with other stuff you know before it can file it away in to your long-term memory. If you don’t give it time, you’re more prone to forget it, which is why it’s extremely common for people to remember next to nothing after cramming all night for an exam the next day.

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