blocked practice


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blocked practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill by drilling, i.e., by performing tasks or movements repeatedly according to a fixed procedure. Research shows that while blocked practice is superior at improving immediate performance, it is not as effective as other approaches, such as random practice, for retained learning. See: random practice
See also: practice
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The 80-20 rule implies that during skill development and refinement, you should spend no more than 80 percent of your practice session in blocked practice and no less than 20 percent in variable practice.