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Synonyms for practice

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for practice

to do or perform repeatedly so as to master


to subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition

to work at, especially as a profession


repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's skill

a working at a profession or occupation


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Synonyms for practice

translating an idea into action

knowledge of how something is usually done

carry out or practice

learn by repetition

engage in a rehearsal (of)

avail oneself to

engage in or perform


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Participants in blocked practice condition practiced the target tune from trials 1 through 25 and second alternate tune from trials 26 through 50 on day 1.
Figure 1 illustrates the results LSD testing has on the effect of Serial and Blocked practices on shooting performance.
There are three primary mental skills necessary for learning through repetition or blocked practice. For example, during a solo practice session when you are refining a technical movement pattern you will spend most of your time self-instructing (telling yourself how you need to move), self-monitoring correctness (attending to execution of movement patterns and judging them as right or wrong) and analyzing cause and effect relative to mistakes (determining the cause of incorrect movement patterns and the effect on the outcome).
In three studies they showed how random practice schedules yielded poorer acquisition performance but superior retention relative to blocked practice schedules.
The purpose of this study was to determine if the retention advantage of randomly ordered over blocked practice of a set of similar tasks would be found for imaginary as well as physical practice.
The results revealed that there were immediate improvements in practice performance for blocked practice. However, when subjects were tested for retention on the same skills, the random practice group (who had performed worse during acquisition) subsequently performed better during retention.
One of the obstacles you face during blocked practice is the tendency to judge aspects of your movement patterns as correct or incorrect and to classify your movement technique as right or wrong.
In blocked practice format, tasks are trained sequentially within a session; each specific task is trained completely before practice on remaining tasks begins.