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random practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill through training exercises that vary the sequence of elements in the skill. Compared with blocked practice, in which a skill is learned by fixed, repetitive drilling, random practice, with its frequently modified routine, results in better retention of the skill after training is completed. See: blocked practice
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Among other reasons, the complexity of sport skills when performed in field settings was suggested as a mitigating factor that negated the potential benefits of random practice.
The confrontation wasn't any more serious than a random practice incident at any other school in the nation.