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A claim made by Anki is that:

Research has shown that active recall testing is far more effective at building strong memories than passive study.

Definitions (from Anki):

  • Active recall testing: being asked a question and trying to remember the answer
  • Passive study: where we read, watch or listen to something without pausing to consider if we know the answer

Is active recall testing more effective than passive study at building strong memories?

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