Progress Tracking in Study Something Specific

Posted by Keith Frankel on Oct 5, 2017 5:52:10 PM
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Until today, in Study Something Specific, you could review your progress and performance across each of the testable subject areas for your board exams. Some of the stats we showed were the number and percentage of topics you’ve marked, flashcards you’ve reviewed, and clinical vignettes you’ve answered. Today, though, we’re excited to announce the launch an update to Study Something Specific. Now, not only will you be able to see even more progress stats, including the amount of content which is at risk of being forgotten from each of your content modules, but you’ll also find it much easier to navigate and drill into specific modules.

The new Study Something Specific:

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Now you can look at your progress by board exam, by Clerkship, or by course (if your school has mapped your courses to Firecracker). You’ll see at a glance the percentage of material you’ve covered, your performance to date, and how much of the content for each module is currently at risk of being forgotten. This is a way of checking yourself to see where you are in the context of your long term preparation.

When you’re ready to get back into the original Study Something Specific mode in order to mark or review topics, just click on the exam or clerkship title and it’ll take to you to the standard content browsing view:

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Coming Soon:

Daily Patient Case Get Ahead Tasks - Each day, we assign you a single Daily Patient Case to test your ability to apply your foundational knowledge to board-style clinical vignettes. Next week, you’ll be able to do as many of these as you’d like each day, ensuring you get comfortable with board questions as quickly as possible.

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