173: Should Students Really Review Their Notes Outside of Class?

Parents often expect their students to spend time outside of class reviewing lecture notes.

How effective is this habit? Should students do it? And if so, how do parents motivate students to spend extra time studying?

In this episode Megan asks Gretchen for some advice for a friend of her family’s. The son does a good job with short term tests but struggles to do well on final exams. The parents expect him to review his notes on a daily and weekly basis, and they’re convinced this will help him perform better. Gretchen, however, is not so sure.

Tune in as Gretchen lays out which review habits are a waste of time…and which are super effective.