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Programmed instruction compels the reader to participate in learning rather than serving as a passive recipient of information. It does this by stimulating and maintaining interest, by periodically reinforcing what has been learned, and by rewarding the reader with praise or "promotion" to the next step. In this text for second-year medical students Weiler and Greene take this approach, but their presentation seems unduly elementary and repetitious even for their intended audience of beginners.
Despite a feeling of going too slow and dwelling on unnecessary detail, the student can be expected to gain from this text the basic knowledge needed
Examination of the Urine. A Programmed Text.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:516. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-4-516_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(4):516.
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