Patrick O 'Malley's Essay More Testing, More Learning'

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In Patrick O’Malley’s essay “More Testing, More Learning”, he claims that the only way to improve students’ learning is frequently test. Malley knows that many college professors only use midterms and finals to judging students abilities. As a result, many students feel stressful about the test, and they fail the test. So Malley proposes that professors need to give more frequent brief exams. In this way, students would learn more efficiently, study more regularly, and have less anxiety. Malley also proves that test provides better learning which is good enough to trade-off some lecture time and professors’ personal time. Similarly, he argues that compare with study questions, review questions and study programs; frequent tests seem much more

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