A NYT article on study habits
brought to our attention by Bob Ponterio, co-moderator of flteach, asks why study skills classes haven’t caught on to what researchers have been showing for decades. The old saws and canards repeated ad nauseum will not be jettisoned b/c good study habits are seen as a moral issue, not a practical one. To question them is to be immoral.
Reading through this, I found a number of things I do for myself or do with my students that conform to the research findings. I guess I’m ahead of my times.