I'm reading a book that I find fascinating which has a basic premise that the more testing you do the better, as asking students to recall information solidifies it better in their memory, and they will be able to use that information to better apply critical thinking. I'm trying to introduce way more assessment into my teaching structure next year (not all of it formal assessment). One of my ideas is also to help students learn study skills to help them review for tests. However there is one practice that might conflict with them learning these study skills. I always provide a study guide before exams that I tell students has all of the basic information that I will be testing them on in the exam. I'm wondering, should I forgo giving them a study guide and reinforce just basic study skills or should I try to do both? My problem is that I think students will just do the study guides and not want to review using the skills I teach them. I could maybe tell them to complete the study guide at home only and then use our class review time for practicing our study skills. But do you think it would be better to just have them practice achieving using basic study skills without essentially giving them a cheat sheet?