September 25, 2022
From Metacognition to Motivation – A Deeper Look into Why Smart Students Can Struggle in Med School
Why Am I Failing Med School?
Working with learning specialists is a great way to develop strong learning and productivity skills and operationalize evidence-based learning approaches like retrieval practice and interleaving. This can go a long way in mitigating many of the adverse effects of these academic systems factors.
I’m Failing Med School — and I Don’t Know Why!
“Often, struggling students may have little or no control over these factors, and they may need to develop skills and approaches to learning that compensate for them.”
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.”