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Academic Resources

The following list of resources include peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and web-based articles that provide conceptual and practical tools for implementing (a) self-regulated, active learning strategies and (b) goal-oriented time management principles into your study routine. Feel free to adapt the tools presented based on your unique learning needs and context.

A. Self-regulated, Active Learning

  • Augustin M. How to learn effectively in medical school: Test yourself, learn actively, and repeat in intervals. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2014;87(2):207-212.
  • McNamara DS. Strategies to read and learn: Overcoming learning by consumption. Medical Education. 2010;44(4):340-346.
  • Ericsson KA. Deliberate practice and the acquisition and maintenance of expert performance in medicine and related domains. Academic Medicine. 2004;79(Supplement).
  • Plant EA, Ericsson KA, Hill L, Asberg K. Why study time does not predict grade point average across college students: Implications of deliberate practice for academic performance. Contemporary Educational Psychology. 2005;30(1): 96-116.
  • Crowe A, Dirks C, Wenderoth MP. Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom’s taxonomy to enhance student learning in biology. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2008;7:368-381.
  • Thompson AR, O’Loughlin VD. The blooming anatomy tool (BAT): A discipline-specific rubric for utilizing Bloom’s taxonomy in the design and evaluation of assessments in the anatomical sciences. American Association of Anatomists. 2014;8(6):493-501.
  • Phillips AW, Smith SG, Straus CM. Driving deeper learning by assessment. Academic Radiology. 2013;20(6):784-789.
  • Brydges R, Butler D. A reflective analysis of medical education research on self-regulation in learning and practice. Medical Education. 2011;46(1):71-79.
  • Gardner H. Frames of mind: The theory of multiple Intelligences. 10th ed. New York: Basic Books; January 2, 1984.
  • Brown PC, Roediger HL, McDaniel MA. Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; April 25, 2014.
  • Ebbinghaus H. Memory: A contribution to experimental psychology. United States: Windham Press; June 3, 2014.

B. Time Management

  • Covey SR, Merrill RA, Merrill AR. First things first. New York: Free Press; January 17, 1996.
  • Covey SR, The 7 habits of highly effective people: Powerful lessons in personal change. New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group; November 15, 2004.