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Deliberate Practice, Feedback, and Better Study Sessions


Recent research in neuroscience, education, psychology, and athletics – and other disciplines – is causing many people to dramatically change their notion of “talent.” Instead of talent being something is bestowed up you at birth, it turns out that it’s more like a muscle that gets stronger with use. In fact, there’s a popular rule of thumb, developed by a now well-known psychologist named Anders Erickson, that before becoming an expert at anything, a person tends to have amassed at least 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice.” Many popular books have discussed this finding in an effort to dispel the “myth of talent” as a way to explain why some people […]

6 incredible places to study in Ann Arbor

Studying for the MCAT or GMAT can become an undesired and challenging task where people tend to feel lonely. But there are ways to make it an enjoyable experience. First, find someone to endure the studying with! It could be a study group for the GMAT or a MCAT study buddy on Get out of the house, meet new people, try a new coffee shop, and feel better prepared for the tests! The Coffee Shops are always a great place to study. Ann Arbor has many options when it comes to coffee. Espresso Royale has two floors with quiet places; a perfect place to study for these tests with […]


“Burning the mid night oil” has so long been a cliché that whenever it comes to serious studying, we end up imagining strained sleepless nights of study; aided by an excessive overdose of caffeine. Admit it, at some point or the other in your life, you have stayed up late; just to put an impression that you are working hard. But, as far as the productivity levels are concerned; trust us; you have been doing it wrong all these years. Scientifically speaking; early morning studies are not only more productive but also enhances the brain capacity. Here are five secrets about early morning studying that will definitely make you change […]

5 essential steps to reaching your goal GMAT score

5 Essential Steps to Reaching your Goal GMAT Score by Eliza Chute from 1.Assess your needs The first essential step to creating a GMAT study plan is to figure out what you need from that GMAT study plan. For example, if you are already reaching your goal score in quant, it would be a waste of time to focus equally on quant and verbal. In order to assess your needs, you should start by taking a GMAT practice test. You can get two free from GMAC, when you download their GMAT prep software. 2.Learn the Core Strategies and Concepts After you figure out where you weaknesses are and how […]