Written by The Weekend Vote
Published: June 20, 2014 at 7:33 PM [UTC]
Among the more radical of the ideas was that random practice produces better performance results than does blocked practice. That is, really mixing up what you practice will prepare you better for performance than will the kind of concentrated practice, in which you devote a long chunk of time to one task. The "random practice" notion was somewhat new to me, so I wondered, do many people already practice this way?
Which way best describes the way you practice?
Blocked practice: Practicing each item for one good, solid chunk of time
Serial practice: Practicing in chunks of time, but mixing it up a little so that you hit each task several times throughout the session.
Random practice: Mixing it up a lot; changing tasks very frequently.
I'm supposed to practice????
"All of the above"
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