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How does active recall work?

I’m a year 12 and studies alevels biology, chemistry, and sociology. Everyone raves about active recall when studying but what is active recall? And are there are types for it? And how do I implement them in my studies? :smile:
Active recall makes sure you actively have to think about the content you are revising such as through using flashcards or blurting. It is also best used with spaced repetition where you revise content at regular intervals (e.g. 1 day, followed by 2 days, 5 days, a week etc.)
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Original post by yo_yooo222
I’m a year 12 and studies alevels biology, chemistry, and sociology. Everyone raves about active recall when studying but what is active recall? And are there are types for it? And how do I implement them in my studies? :smile:
It means that when you are revsiing, you try to remember and think of the answer instead of just passively reading or smth. Basically a fancy way of saying doing flashcards and practice questions

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