Value of Repetition



What Is Automaticity? Why Is It Important for Reading and Learning?

Acquisition of a new skill is generally associated with a decrease in the need for effortful control over performance, leading to the development of automaticity. Automaticity by definition has been achieved when performance of a primary task is minimally affected by other ongoing tasks.

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Teaching Myth: Repetition and Drill Dull Creativity

Repetition and drill have become swear words in education. Today this form of learning is considered to be out of style, ghastly boring and even mindless. Drill-and-practice, teachers are told, produces only rote memorization and dulls creativity. “Having to spend long periods of time on repetitive tasks is a sign that learning is not taking place...

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