Tom, Dick And Very Nervous Harry.
T — Tibialis Posterior
D — Digitorum Longus (Flexor)
A — Artery (Posterior Tibial)
V — Vein (Posterior Tibial)
N — Nerve (Tibial)
H — Hallucis Longus (Flexor)
That’s how I remember the ankle tendons and neurovascular bundle from anterior as they pass posterior on the inside of the ankle (medial malleolus for all the medics out there). We just got taught this in one anatomy lecture almost a year ago and it’s stuck with me. That’s the beauty of Keyword Mnemonics. …
We’ve all done this, before at some point. Made our notes look ‘nice’ colour coding, highlighting, underlining, using every single colour on the visible spectrum. Only to be disappointed by our test results, even though we put in so many hours to ‘revising’.
Let me make this clear, highlighting and underlining when done RIGHT, has overall utility and is beneficial to learning. Is it the best use of your time? No. But it CAN be helpful.
The most of academia’s explanation as to why highlighting and underlining should be effective is pointed towards a cognitive phenomenon called the isolation effect…
This is one of the go-to techniques many of the moderators use during our tutorials. And for me, this has made a significant impact on my learning.
Self-explanation is exactly what it sounds like, explaining problems and the process of solving these problems two yourself. Like asking why, you produce a reason as to how and why you’ve come to a particular conclusion to a certain problem.
Although research in this topic is limited, from what is out there is promising. A study on self-explanation, Berry (1983) compared a group of no self-explanation with two groups using self-explanation and how…
It’s already ingrained in us.
Chances are, at some point during any conversation you’ve had with your children or teenagers, they will question what you’re saying. Why? Why should I listen to you? Or why is the sky blue? Something to that effect. We are at the peak of our curiosity at these younger ages. And coincidently, asking why, or to give it a fancy name, Elaborative Interrogation, is one of the more effective learning techniques.
Elaborative Interrogation is great for deepening your understanding of a problem. …
At Schoolink now we are a team of four. All of us are either High School or University Students.
First, we have Isaac. Isaac is the Founder and CEO of Schoolink. He oversees all Schoolink operations and is our lead developer.
Assisting Isaac with the back-end development of Schoolink is David, our youngest team member having just finished high school. David is a Co-Founder and the CTO of Schoolink. He is one of our web and app developers and responsible for the technical management of Schoolink operations.
And assisting with the web development is Akshay. Akshay is our Web Developer…
Schoolink is an educational platform designed for students by students. Our goal is to facilitate independent and effective student learning and comprehensive teaching.
Our application allows teachers and students to clearly understand their learning by providing a platform to monitor their progress, issue homework and identify strengths and weaknesses. This can reduce the time the students and teachers spend on admin tasks, whilst also giving teachers the ability to deliver agile teaching tailored to the students. Schoolink provides in-depth information about the strengths and weaknesses of the student. This allows students to direct their studies to what is needed. …
So, over the past two weeks I got a pretty bad injury to the side of my torso. And I’ve learned a lot from the past two weeks about myself as a result.
It was the day after my previous blog post I injured my torse during boxing. The doctors said it was the amalgamation of repeated minor stress fractures from taking too many body shots along with pulling my oblique muscles as result of throwing a jab incorrectly.
The first 5 or so days was difficult. I couldn’t breathe without pain. I couldn’t get a full night’s sleep, so…
So the first year of University is done, and the Uni has given me the green-light to progress into my second year. Throughout the year i’ve become increasingly absorbed in self-development, not just progressing through my medical year or academically but also improving myself as a person and pushing it, or as Gary would say “Crushing It”.
For a while, I thought that blogging, vlogging and content creation was reserved for the ‘chosen ones’ with exceptional gifts, looks or talents or great writing skills (a weakness of mine😅). I don’t think that anymore. I spent the majority of…