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The Blast Learning App is research proven to be the most effective way for people to study

Study Less,
Ace Tests.

Science Has Cracked The Code On How To Ace Every Test!

Blast Automates the Science

The science on how to reduce total study time and still ace every test starts with listening actively and taking effective notes in class. Simple, right?

However, it is nearly impossible to do practically because the brain cannot listen actively for comprehension and take great notes at the same time. It’s a conundrum!

This is where Blast Study comes in! Blast records and transcribes the lecture while automating effective note-taking so your brain can focus on active listening.

After the lecture Blast helps you quickly convert the lecture recording and transcript into study material like questions and interactive recordings of the most important parts of the lecture.

Finally, the intelligent Blast Study system delivers the study material in a way that accelerates memory formation so you can ace tests with less study time.

Blast Study Demonstration​

 

Start with the lecture – not the textbook

 

The Blast content creation experience starts by creating study material from recordings of the professor’s lecture. The time professors spend on one topic vs. another and the level of depth the professors provide helps us develop a strategy for prioritizing content and identifying the depth of mastery students need for each topic. This process seems impossibly complex until you see a demonstration of the Blast content Creation system. So why not set up an appointment to see a demonstration today. Blast is available on any device. Blast has a Browser application as well as a phone app and an Alexa app.

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Blast empowers you to

avoid time wasting study methods that hurt learning

With Blast, You Don't Have To Be A
Human Dictation Machine

Don’t re-read or re-listen!

  • Re-listening or re-reading does very little in terms of improving test scores
  • What does improve test scores is answering study questions or listening to the critical parts of the lecture

Don’t be a human dictation machine!

  • Learning from the lecture is more important than taking notes
  • But even students who try to be human dictation machines miss 25-50% of the lecture

Don’t focus on the textbook!

  • Your textbook is packed with information you don’t need to know for the test, which is why your professor only lectures on the things they think are the most important.
  • And guess what? What the professor thinks is most important are also the most likely items to show up on the test!
  • Blast prioritizes the mastery of these items by including a “star” button in the notes tool that learners click to highlight important moments in the lecture. This is only one of a dozen study hacks Blast uses to ace tests!

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Acing The Test

Answering The RIGHT Questions

Why are questions
so important?

You don’t want to waste cramming time by learning something for the first time. Instead, you want to learn everything in the lecture so you can use cramming time to strengthen your ability to recall what you already learned. Answering questions is the fastest way to strengthen your ability to recall information during a test.

Why is re-reading or re-listening a waste of time?

Stress produces a chemical reaction between neurons associated with understanding. Writing and answering questions put the most stress on the right part of the brain, which is why writing and answering questions is four times more productive than just re-reading your notes or re-reading your textbook.

You would have to spend 4 hours using old study methods to get the same benefit of just 1 hour of study using Blast.
That is 3 hours saved for 1 hour you spend in Blast!

Blast Technology Helps By Automating Each Component Of The Blast Study Method.

Blast Study Uses Smart Note Technology

Blast uses our Smart Node technology to simplify note-taking and make it easy to convert notes into study material that Blast uses to help you ace tests.
Not only can you record the lecture, with each smart node you can also:

When you move the node around, you will see that each parent node is a different color, and each child node is the same color as the parent node.

This is best seen when you select Question in the menu and the hint, answer, and explanation child nodes automatically appear.

You can use Multi-window to open a transcript from the lecture to fill in the information in the Question nodes by either copying and pasting the information or re-typing the information.

You can listen to the section or the lecture associated with each Smart Node or view the transcript to complete the information for the Hint, Answer, and Explanation.

Blast uses the questions you create to build personalized study sessions that accelerate the formation of durable and easily recallable memories.

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What is Smart Node Technology?

Blast uses our Smart Node technology to simplify note taking and make it easy to convert notes into study material that Blast uses to help you ace tests.

Not only can you record the lecture, with each smart node you can also:

  • Select what this node will focus on (such as taking notes or creating questions or narratives)
  • Highlight the title to indicate importance
    Create new parent or child nodes (a visual memorization technique)
  • Create speech-to-text
    Move the node around for organization

When you move the node around, you will see that each parent node is a different color, and each child node is the same color as the parent node.

This is best seen when you select Question in the menu and the hint, answer, and explanation child nodes automatically appear.

You can use Multi-window to open a transcript from the lecture to fill in the information in the Question nodes by either copying and pasting the information or re-typing the information.

You can listen to the section or the lecture associated with each Smart Node or view the transcript to complete the information for the Hint, Answer and Explanation.

Blast uses the questions you create to build personalized study sessions that accelerate the formation of durable and easily recallable memories.

Using Alexa on your Phone as your Personal Study Assistant

With the Blast Phone App, Alexa asks study questions or reads the most important parts of the lecture transcripts so you can study on the go. Studying with Alexa, in this way, free’s up your hands to do something else, like running or cooking, because you do not need to scroll to the next question or swipe to the next page. Once the question is answered, Alexa automatically asks the next question on the list.

Answering questions in this way saves time and increases study effectiveness. If you are not in the mood to answer questions, that’s perfectly fine! You can still study by listening to learning narratives similar to how you would listen to an audiobook or podcast.

The only difference is, Alexa is reading you information from the lecture that you need to learn for the exam, which is further reinforcing your knowledge!

In addition, Alexa uses interactive audio-study techniques to better reinforce this knowledge, which is just one of the many study hacks Blast uses to help you study less and still ace tests.

What real students say about Blast

FAQ

Blast increases test scores, and cuts drop out rates in half because it produces a deeper level of understanding and longer knowledge retention than any other study method

  • Blast increases my grades.
  • Blast reduces overall study time.
  • Blast increases confidence and reduces test anxiety.
  • Student quotes
  • Academic dean quote

The Founder – Bruce Lewolt – and his team have been building award winning and patented ed tech and corporate training solutions for over 20 years. They have designed test prep systems for the largest school districts in the country, online universities in the United States, Europe and Asia, and training systems for corporations like IBM, Audi, JDPower, State Farm and many more.
At the start of the pandemic, the team focused the full force of their experience and skills on solving the biggest problem in all forms of education and training. How to get students from a basic understanding of knowledge, that they gain from a lecture, video or reading, to deep mastery (Blooms 4th level) and long-term retention.
Fortunately, in the last 5 years, researchers have discovered more about how mastery and long term retention happen in the brain then in all of recorded history. The Blast team used every ounce of this research in the development of the intelligent system that builds a personal study plan for each learner. This is so different and so much more effective than other study software that you have to see it for yourself.

  • You have no doubt experienced many learning systems so the best way to understand what makes Blast so unique as a system for studying and so powerful as a strategy for improving academic performance is to try it yourself.
  • Use the following link to get a free Blast log in – no credit card required
  • Blast will start you out with a fascinating personality assessment after which you will get a profile with valuable suggestions on the best ways for you to study, the motivation strategies that work best for you, and tips on how to leverage the strengths of your personality in all relationships and communication, especially in study groups.
  • Then you will experience sample study sessions that you can take on a computer or by using a voice application like Alexa
    Show sample questions.
  • Explain what is going on. Say that this is 1 of 3 levels of questions that take a learner deeper into a subject at the pace that works for them individually.

The current practice question approach to studying uses a mile wide but inch deep strategy. For any topic a student can find thousands of study questions. For example, a widely used resource for nursing students provides up to 2,000 questions on each narrow topic. The problem is that the system and the student lack the ability to choose the right questions to study each day and don’t leverage the most effective study strategy for producing the level of mastery required for current exams and the long term retention required to pass professional certification exams.
Instead of starting with a one size fits all database of questions Blast builds a strategy to produce deep mastery and long term retention of critical knowledge and skills. This strategy is executed across multiple days and always gets progressively more difficult as each student builds higher levels of mastery. Each study day the system selects the right question for each student.

Blast uses multiple study methods including voice based systems like Alexa that serve as a personal tutor that students can access on their phone anytime they have a few minutes to study – or even while doing other things like exercising.

For Colleges Blast provides a written money back guarantee that Blast will increase the GPA of your B and C students by at least a full grade point and cut your course failure rate in half.
For corporations Blast provides a written money back guarantee that Blast will increase both short and long term retention of training.
The strong Blast guarantee probably makes you wonder why the traditional mile wide inch deep study solution providers don’t provide any guarantee at all.
(Schedule a demo before you miss out on another term of vastly improved academic performance )

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