Delibrate Practice

  • Is purposeful and systematic

  • Requires focus attention on small steps towards improving performance

  • Improvement requires our attention to identify our weakness and adjust accordingly

  • Continuing to focus on the hardest material

  • Technique is important to productive studying

  • Balance of different concepts

  • Two standout quotes from James Clear of Atomic Habits1:

    “The greatest challenge of deliberate practice is to remain focused. In the beginning, showing up and putting in your reps is the most important thing. But after a while we begin to carelessly overlook small errors and miss daily opportunities for improvement.”

    “Deliberate practice always follows the same pattern: break the overall process down into parts, identify your weaknesses, test new strategies for each section, and then integrate your learning into the overall process.”