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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-20-01


It is well known that repetition enhances learning; the question is: when is a good time for this repetition? Several experiments have shown that immediate repetition of the topic leads to better performance on the resulting test than a repetition after some time. Recent experiments showed, however, that while immediate repetition leads to better results on the test, it leads to much worse performance in the long term, i.e., several years after the material have been studied. In this paper, we use decision theory to provide a possible explanation for this unexpected phenomenon.

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