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Deliberate Practice

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10,000 Hour Rule: An Annotated Bibliography
Ericsson, K. Anders et al. “The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance.”Psychological Review, vol. 100, no. 3, 1993, pp. 363–406. doi:10.1037//0033-295x.100.3.363.
The article discusses the idea that deliberate practice in a domain increases the chances of becoming an expert in the field. It provides a significant amount of factual knowledge that comes from fellow researchers and studies over a period of time to provide information in proving the theoretical frameworks presented in the article. The article talks about the factors necessary for achieving and surpassing maximal performance. Also analyzing the ways in which the number of hours and years practiced over greatly affect the person's capabilities. The article introduces the idea that even very experienced people in a field can significantly increase their performances through deliberate efforts when further improvements were required promotions or rewards.
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It then contrasts deliberate practice with activities that tend to occur more frequently in various domains. The authors then propose a theoretical framework that can explain how expert performance can be attained through deliberate practice. The minimum consistent time of practice required for the domains like music, mathematics, tennis, swimming, and long-distance running is the "10-year rule" or the "10,000 hours rule". This article is significantly better in expanding my knowledge about the 10,000 hours rule as the book outliers only introduce the idea of
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