Firecracker for your coursework

Posted by David Guertin on Nov 17, 2017 3:28:59 PM

The following is a guest-authored blog post from John, a second-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, one of Firecracker's more than twenty official partner institutions:

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Topics: USMLE, Tales from the front line, Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning, Practice Exams, Course Connect

What if I can't consistently complete my review tasks?

Posted by Keith Frankel on Dec 11, 2015 3:08:32 PM

Earlier, I wrote a post about how long you should spend on your daily review questions. (If you didn’t see that, the answer is 3-5 questions each minute.) I’ve since received amazing feedback from students saying that following this recommendation has made completing their daily review tasks much easier. However, some students still worry that they may find it difficult to consistently complete their daily review tasks over time. In these cases – when you’re unable to commit to Firecracker consistently – what should you do? 

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Topics: Spaced Learning, How to Use Firecracker, Tips and Advice

How Long to Spend on Each Firecracker Question

Posted by Keith Frankel on Dec 9, 2015 7:37:10 PM

This is actually a question we hear quite frequently: How long should I be spending on each question? There seems to be a fair degree of difference from student to student, many of whom have settled into their number simply out of routine. So allow me to clarify a bit:

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Topics: Spaced Learning, How to Use Firecracker

Firecracker Launches Adaptive Question Recommendations.

Posted by Keith Frankel on Oct 26, 2015 3:38:23 PM

We've been assigning you a fixed number of questions to review each day. This has allowed us to accurately calibrate the system by learning how you are using the new experience. Today, we're ready to release a planned update to our algorithm that will even better maximize the efficiency of your studying going forward.

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Topics: Spaced Learning, Firecracker algorithm

Taking a Look Under the Hood at Firecracker’s Algorithm

Posted by Elliott Bartsch on Oct 26, 2015 12:21:04 PM

Firecracker’s daily recommendations are designed to keep you on top of what you’ve learned by preventing you from forgetting anything.

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Topics: Spaced Learning, Firecracker algorithm

Why Firecracker Works, Part 2: Train your Brain to Remember Anything

Posted by [email protected] on May 2, 2013 4:41:09 PM

Our first post in this series showed the distribution of self-reported recall scores for the first quiz. A lot of folks were surprised -- immediately forgetting 32% of what you just studied was a lot higher than many of you expected. This blog post shows how Firecracker solves the forgetting problem for you.

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Topics: Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning

Why Firecracker Works, Part 2: Train your Brain to Remember Anything

Posted by firecrackerinc on May 2, 2013 4:41:09 PM

Our first post in this series showed the distribution of self-reported recall scores for the first quiz. A lot of folks were surprised -- immediately forgetting 32% of what you just studied was a lot higher than many of you expected. This blog post shows how Firecracker solves the forgetting problem for you.

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Topics: Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning

New in Firecracker: Choose your Exam focus, Set your Timezone & more!

Posted by [email protected] on Apr 24, 2013 7:22:34 PM

Greetings Firecrackers!

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Topics: New Features, Spaced Learning

New in Firecracker: Choose your Exam focus, Set your Timezone & more!

Posted by firecrackerinc on Apr 24, 2013 7:22:34 PM

Greetings Firecrackers!

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Topics: New Features, Spaced Learning

Why Firecracker Works, Part 1: Solving the Forgetting Problem

Posted by [email protected] on Apr 16, 2013 5:05:53 PM

"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin

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Topics: Learning & Memory Science, Spaced Learning

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Firecracker is an adaptive learning platform that uses amazing content coupled with spaced repetition to help medical students crush their exams. We offer programs for both individual students, and entire medical schools. If you'd like to learn more contact us at [email protected].

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