Henry Roediger [ Montana State University ] Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III rose to prominence with his studies of why and how people develop False Memories. He received his Doctorate from Yale University and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ten Benefits of Testing

  1. Retrieval aids later retention.
  2. Testing identifies gaps in knowledge.
  3. Testing causes students to learn more from the next learning episode.
  4. Testing produces better organization of knowledge.
  5. Testing improves the transfer of knowledge to new concepts.
  6. Testing can facilitate retrieval of knowledge that was not tested.
  7. Testing improves meta-cognitive monitoring.
  8. Testing prevents interference from prior material when learning new material.
  9. Testing provides feedback to instructors.
  10. Frequent testing encourages students to study.
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