“Another one each of you should know about is spacing effect. Fiona, I love how much you love to study, but it might help you to take some breaks every now and then. Monty, cramming once the night before is not as good as spreading out your studying over a few days. Larry, your form of studying several times a day over several days is the best option. Spacing out your studying will help you remember the information better!”
“The last one is context effect. Fiona, I know you love studying underwater, but it would help you to do some studying on land where we actually take our tests. Same for you Monty, even though I know your trees are fun to hang around in. Larry, you had the biggest advantage here because you studied on land.”
On the way home that day the three best friends talked about what they learned.
“It's interesting how I should study on land and study in more chunks, I think I’ll try that next time!” Fiona shared excitedly.
“I didn’t know I was doing so many good things already!” said Larry. “Studying on land and spacing it out really helped. I think I feel better about tests now. That will help me stay in a good mood. I don’t think I’ll eat coffee beans anymore before the test so I can stay consistent.”
“Yeah,” added Monty, “I’m just glad I can keep eating my coffee beans. I knew they were helpful for me!”
“Hooray! Next time our tests will go so great! Thank goodness for Ms. Ellie! She is so smart!” shouted Fiona. Monty and Larry agreed. “Lets go get some coffee beans to celebrate! I know a good place,” offered Monty. With that, the friends were off.