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Improving Test Performance with Dr. Pelley

September 8, 2014

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Sponsored by the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment. Call 515-271-1516 or email case@dmu.edu for more information.

John PelleyJohn Pelley, Ph.D.

Department of Medical Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine

Author, Rapid Review Biochemistry and Elsevier’s Integrated Review Biochemistry

Teaching to Transform the Brain

Monday, September 8, 2014
2:30-3:30 p.m. SEC Auditorium

Audience: For faculty. Students are welcome to attend.

Developing Your Brain for Test Performance

Monday, September 8, 2014
5-6 p.m. SEC Auditorium

Audience: For students. Faculty are welcome to attend.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

Individual and Small Group Consultations

Dr. Pelley will also meet for individual and small group consultations on Tuesday, September 9.

8:00 a.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations Begin – 5-12 students per session
8-8:30 a.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations (DPT)
8:30-9 a.m. Individuals as identified within any department
9:15-10:15 a.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations (COM faculty)
10:15-11 a.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations (CHS faculty)
11-12:00 p.m. Individuals as identified within any department
12-12:30 p.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations (PA)
1-2 p.m. Individual-Small Group Consultations (CPMS faculty)

Additional Information

Dr. Pelley’s academic projects are aimed at identifying a practical theory of learning that makes the most efficient use of faculty time and of student time. Overall goals are the development of student intelligence and the capacity to use that intelligence to solve problems. His most recent additions to his model of learning are the concepts of the Growth Mindset which increases intelligence and of Deliberate Practice which produces superior performance.


Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC)
3300 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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