I read a LinkedIn article by Mark McClusky, Editor-in-Chief at WIRED.com, about his book, Faster, Higher, Stronger. The article resonated with me as I was reminded how excellence in athletics is similar to excellence in academics. I’d like to revisit five of the key lessons that he discusses, and look at how they apply to
Learning, Memory and the Health Sciences
When thinking of what it takes to be a successful health science student – and professional – I keep coming back to these three things: curiosity, compassion and courage.
You probably already have these characteristics, but have you thought about how they might be helpful in your career?
Our guest blogger, Elizabeth, wrote this when she was a first-year medical student. Elizabeth talks about the importance of repetition (she calls it the “Rule of 5”) to understand information and store it in long-term memory. Highlighter? Check. Notebook? Check. Laptop? Check. As I went over my first-day-of-school ritual — packing my ever-growing backpack, I began
The study strategies you’ve been using have gotten you this far. Why change?
You may not need to.
If you have no plans to continue your education after high school or college you may not need to improve your study skills. Cramming and all-nighters, to put information in your short-term memory, can help you squeeze by most of your classes. You may not get scholarships, grants or top grades, but you’ll probably get a diploma at the end.