Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

Published: September 6, 2010; New York Times

Psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat wrong.

Every September, millions of parents try a kind of psychological witchcraft, to transform their summer-glazed campers into fall students, their video-bugs into bookworms. Advice is cheap and all too familiar: Clear a quiet work space. Stick to a homework schedule. Set goals. Set boundaries. Do not bribe (except in emergencies). Read more