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Term Description Antonym
Generation The act of the learner generating an answer themselves rather than reading an answer. This is the overarching term that can be used whether the learner knew the material beforehand or not (whereas recall is used when the learner knew the material at some point beforehand but could have forgotten it). See generation effect. Recognition/discrimination
Active recall/quiz and recall Passive recall
Testing effect
Pretesting effect A phenomenon where even failing to produce the correct answer or testing before learning a material improves test scores relative to regular studying (what is regular studying?).[1]
Meditation A term used by Eliezer Yudkowsky to describe an exercise for the reader that the reader is encouraged to complete before reading on.

See also


  1. "The Pre-Testing Effect". The University of Chicago Learning Lab. Retrieved November 6, 2018.