Recursive recall

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Definition

Recursive recall is a method of recall meant to exploit the testing effect (where recall helps with retention) quite fully.

Recursive recall involves a multi-stage process of trying to recall a body of information, such as the class content of a single class or a short text exposition. In the first stage, the high level outline is recalled. After that, each of the points in the outline is expanded. This process is repeated till the full content is recalled.

Recursive recall can be thought of as the recall equivalent of note-taking.

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