The White Paper

Acads
Had it been 90s, Acads would have been called as Magic. In 2020, it’s just AI
For our Learners, it’s Magic. For us, it’s just AI
Acads is for those who value their time.
If you are currently at Point A and your success means Point B, then Acads is the straight line that connects A to B - The Most Optimum Path
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Acads helps learners improve their exam performance by allowing them to use time more efficiently for learning.

This is important: since humans have a limited amount of mental resources (and available study time), being able to allocate these resources efficiently plays a large role in how much an individual is able to learn.

Imagine an experienced teacher helping you with your competitive exam preparation. Marking your book with important topics to help you save your time. Reminding you regularly what to read & revise. Providing you presonalized guidance keeping your level of preparation in mind. That’s Acads for you!
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Focus Areas
Acads helps you maximize your marks within a limited time frame by broadly focusing on 2 fronts
WHAT: Learn what matters.
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HOW: Learn in a way it sticks
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Learn WHAT matters the most!
Prepared using AI and data driven algo, we bring to you the future of education: Compact Learning
Philosophy
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A variation of Parento Principle. Acads Rule states that with smart and targeted study of Acads Compact notes students can perform much better than trying to study bulky Books.

Compact Notes are an outcome of 5 step Process
Understanding the Process

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High Yielding Topics (HYTs):
AI Algorithms scan previous year question papers to come up with topics that have been repeatedly asked in previous years questions of the said exam. Acads leverages Natural language processing to scan documents of over 40 years. Acads Engine is powerful enough to group similar souding terms together, enabling accurate assessment of “Yield” of a Micro-Topic
HYTs are Micro-topics that offer more than 4x return in comparison to an average microtopic. e.g. By investing 1 hour on a HYT you can secure more than 4x return in comparison to a random topic.
Topic Mapping
All HYTs and microtopics are than mapped to syllabus and arranged in a coeherent and easy to understand manner by our team of experts comprising of IIT(Mostly B), IIM (Mostly A) and IXS Again, NLP comes to Acads rescue for effective mapping and makes the mapping more “scientific”
Note Making
Relevant and useful standard resources are scanned manually to filter out 70-90% of redundant information and to provide our learners with the Compact Notes
Reinforcement Learning
Notes are updated regularly using advanced AI algorithm of reinforcement learning. RL ensures that the Acads Engine learns by interacting with the consequencee of its action
In Layman’s term, this means notes improves itself with changing exam pattern, syllabus and 45 other parameters
Mnemonics and Memory Tricks
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Acads makes use of Mnemonics and Memory tricks to make the facts stick in the long term memory of our learners
PreBits Examples
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Examples
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Polity
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Organizations
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Modern History
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Economy
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Misc
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Learn HOW to make it stick!
Memory Science meets Data Science
How we transform knowledge into learning solutions?
Acads uses proven research from cognitive science and data science to create an optimal schedule to learn and review material—quantifying knowledge and providing the ability to measure what individuals know and what they don’t know.

In particular, a recent extensive review of the learning science literature [Dunlosky et al., 2013​] examined the scientific evidence supporting ten different learning techniques, and assessed each one for potential effectiveness in the classroom. This review identified distributed learning and retrieval practice as the two most promising strategies for improving long-term learning.

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Acads brings to you some of the most robust findings in learning science called SR & AR (Spaced Repetition & Active Recall Technique). These techniques enable the user to keep a track of their interactions with the material they are learning and adapt their review schedule to make it available again at the moment it is most beneficial for learning.

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The system is constantly adapting and improving the learning experience for each user.

Distributed Recall
SR & AR Intuitive Learning Techniques

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Spaced Repetition, one of the most well-studied phenomena in understanding how humans learn, is the observation that spacing out learning across time improves long-term retention compared to studying the same material in a single session, even when total study time is the same.
For learners this is not intuitive, meaning there is considerable opportunity to improve outcomes by changing this behavior.
Thus, while going through Compact Acads Notes, learners must determine the optimal spacing between learning and reviews, in order to internalize the topics/ study material.
Active Testing
Active Recall is a retrieval practice, also known as the “testing effect” or “test-enhanced learning". This technique observes that actively attempting to recall previously studied material is more effective for long term retention than spending the same amount of time rereading or re-studying that same material. That is, rather than re-reading the relevant chapter, an individual would learn more spending their time attempting to answer practice questions on the subject.
This is also not intuitive: most people would naturally re-study the information they are trying to learn (for example by re-reading a crucial chapter of a book before an exam).

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Beyond the Platform:
The Final Sprint: Strategy
The Acads Platform does not just improve how individuals learn by delivering the most Compact & Scientific Study material. It also helps users become more proficient learners even outside the system, and drives significant improvements in their performance.
One way that it is delivered through, is via a combination of interactive predictive analytics and visual representations of knowledge and capability, specific to the user.
The Final Sprint: Strategy provides learners with a uniquely rich view of their own understanding of a subject in a quantitative manner. It also provides learners with a detailed view of how they are progressing with course material.
Visual dashboards such as Strategy Interface allow users to easily explore their review history, upcoming schedule, item difficulties and more. It helps to promote, within the learners, a sense of ownership and understanding of their progress and the strategy they have employed.
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