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  • v. Present participle of overlearn.


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  • On the one hand, the Obama administration -- overlearning from the heavy-handed mistakes the Clintons made on health care reform -- wasted time and lost control of the narrative.

    David A. Love: Health Care Reform Is America's Anti-Theft Device

  • Another cycle of pinballing between overlearning and underlearning the lessons of Iraq, in other words, without due rigor as to what those lessons in fact are, and what painful-but-helpful guidance they offer.

    There’s A Stillness In The Air | ATTACKERMAN

  • But Clinton may be in danger of overlearning the lesson of overloading the circuits-in other words, doing too little, too late.

    Shooting The Moon

  • Not bad advice on the whole, although we'd caution Republicans against overlearning the lessons of Mrs. Clinton's defeat.

    He Stood Athwart History

  • Resolve is not a substitute for effectiveness and competence in the War on Terror — but effectiveness and competence cannot prevail without it … … There is also danger in learning the wrong lessons from Iraq — or in overlearning the lessons of caution.

    No Cause for Hypercaution

  • Using an ecologically valid approach which had students learning vocabulary, geography, foreign languages, and mathematics, the authors report that overlearning does not produce long-lasting benefits.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • However, overlearning is beneficial in the short term.

    Increasing Retention Without Increasing Study Time

  • When your child has been dry at night for two consecutive weeks, reinforce the success with a program of “overlearning”: encourage her to drink more and more fluid during the day and as much as two to four glasses just before bed so that she will keep getting better at controlling her bladder.

    Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

  • After your child has been dry for two weeks, begin an “overlearning” process, as described in the section above on bladder training: have her drink extra fluid during the day and two to four more glasses before bed, and continue to use the alarm until she has stayed dry for an additional twenty-one consecutive nights.

    Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

  • This fights against the very idea of dividing your instrumental data into two periods… the reason why you do your division is to check how well your method is working i.e., if your obtained fit is true or spurious aka overlearning.

    More on MBH Confidence Intervals « Climate Audit


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