Similar to Blast Study Questions, Blast Narratives produce durable memories and critical thinking ability in the shortest time frame possible.
But narratives are used for content that is more easily remembered within a certain context— For example, facts presented in a story are often easier to remember than facts presented one at a time.
The problem with just re-listening to instructional content, like a lecture, is that listening alone doesn’t encourage the learner’s brain to use effort to recall important facts. This effortful recall is essential for building durable memories.
Listen to the example at the left to hear how Blast created effortful recall practice by pausing for the learner to recall important words or phrases and then provides immediate feedback by saying the correct answer so the learner knows if their answer is correct. We call these effortful recall items, Blast Inline Questions.