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Bad Test-Takers Use Partial True vs. Partial False Testing

Imagine you had a friend who came to you in great excitement and told you, “I just had the best date! This person is funny, smart, attractive, a great listener, there’s just one thing… when we were walking down the sidewalk after dinner they saw a puppy and went out of their way to kick it.”

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On The STATMed Podcast: Back to Class with Dr. Culhane Part 3

“I think any student you work with would agree that having a plan before you engage in any complex task is really important. I don’t think anyone would deny that, and yet many of our students just wing it on a day-to-day basis. They don’t have a plan. They don’t think strategically. They don’t take the time to do what they need to do to lay out what they need to do.” – Dr. Jim Culhane

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On The STATMed Podcast: Back to Class with Dr. Culhane Part 2

“That’s an illusion of productivity that we always talk about. I think if you asked any student and gave ’em a choice, ‘do you wanna be an office drone or an entrepreneur CEO?’ I mean, who’s gonna choose [drone]? But yet most of them, I think, fall into that office drone mentality. And I think the reason is that they just don’t know how to escape it.” – Dr. Culhane

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On The STATMed Podcast: Back to Class with Dr. Culhane Part 1

“As a teacher, I’d give my right arm to have any one of these guys in any of my classes because I know they would knock it outta the park, and yet they all had this thing in common where they struggled, they fell, and so they had that kind of shared experience together.” – Dr. Jim Culhane

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Top 10 Takeaways from the STATMed Study Skills Class

The research shows that most students lack formal training in how to learn effectively. They rely on anecdotal experience, tips and tricks, and well-meaning advice from friends, faculty, and family. This is enough for some students in certain learning environments to carry them through. But for many, this learning skill deficiency can be disastrous.