Why Longer Exams Are Better for Learning: Extended Exams Increase Information Retention by Creating Stronger Connections in the Brain
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testing effect, "recall practices", "learning pathway"
Poster 1st Place Award Winner
Although it’s been shown that extended exams significantly improve long-term conceptual understanding, researchers are still unsure which learning pathway contributes to this phenomenon. In order to determine which learning pathway is responsible for increasedconceptual understanding, we administered and analyzed biology exams of various lengths and levels in 3 different treatments.
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Moe, Haley Mickelsen; Sowards, Jacob; Sowards, Tana; and Jensen, Jamie L., "Why Longer Exams Are Better for Learning: Extended Exams Increase Information Retention by Creating Stronger Connections in the Brain" (2020). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2020. 9.
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
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