“Digital Blue” is Big Blue as a digital electronic book which has been produced to work within the Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) framework. Many of you are familiar with this set-up and currently have a library of digital books using this system, for example, Smith and Cote, among others, which are offered by Elsevier-- as well as other publishers. Digital Blue is offered by us at Dr. Jensen Board PREP through “Edition Guard,” a licensee and distributor of the Adobe Digital Rights Management software.
Big Blue, and now Digital Blue, offer 25 years of a key-word correlated, summarized, and focused information database directed at the ABA “Basic” and “Advanced” Part 1 Written examinations. In addition to key word focus, Digital Blue is based upon released, old Board examinations, and is the best source for coverage of the more than 200 released “ABA GAPs”—topics released by the Board to training programs over the past 15 years and missed by more than 50% of trainees taking Board examinations. These topics are released by the Board without explanation, and often require considerable research and skilled summarization to effectively utilize.
Digital Blue should be utilized as a source to read comprehensively, to shore-up deficiencies in one’s focused information database, to search for information, and to “copy and paste” information that has been carefully summarized for the purpose of subsequent memorization and even recitation.
Digital Blue is much more highly portable and therefore more accessible, while also being much less bulky and obtrusive to facilitate on-the-go study, or quick referencing and/or review in the operating room for the purposes of patient care. The “search” and “copy and paste” functionalities add an element to study that can be crucial to your success.
Digital Blue is offered with restrictions. Specifically, there are limitations upon the “copy and paste” function. Further, we had an option to limit Digital Blue to only one devise and much consideration was given to this option and especially in this initial period when Digital Blue is new. While we elected not to restrict Digital Blue so tightly, what we must do initially, as glitches are a part of life, is to guarantee the use of Digital Blue on only one devise of your choosing, while working with you and our intermediary hosting the site from which Digital Blue is launched, to get it working on other devises you may have up to and including a total of five. But it must be fairly disclosed and understood as you contemplate and purchase Digital Blue that we guarantee its use on ONE devise only.
If you have struggled in the past or are currently struggling to pass these challenging examinations, Digital Blue will prove to be a very powerful weapon in your attack upon and ultimate Victory over Boards.
For those working with the paper copy Big Blue, continue and carry on with this proven source, but know that Digital Blue can be a very powerful adjunct to your efforts, and may prove decisive by facilitating further command of Big Blue and thereby command of the vital information you need to know to pass Boards.
Once Digital Blue is ordered, your payment will be processed and following that instructions as to how to download a free Adobe digital books reader along with a link will be sent to your email box.
Your payment will require 24-48 hours on weekdays to process, and up to 72 hours on weekends; you will not receive the link, nor the instructions, until your payment is processed.
Once your payment is processed, you will be directed to the Abode website and will then download the free Adobe reader. You will also at this time receive a link from us and AFTER the Adobe reader is installed, but not before, you should have no problem opening Digital Blue as either the first, or as one of many books in your electronic library.
If you experience difficulty please email Dr. Jensen directly at email@example.com and/or call and leave a message at 800-321-3700 for support. Please also email Dr. Jensen’s assistants at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The content domain of the ABA for both Basic and Advanced examinations is large, formidable, and not easy to either research or command.
I've spent 25 years taking my best shots on an ongoing basis to attack and command the “Basic” and “Advanced” ABA content domains, focusing upon ABA keywords, old questions, remembered information, and the 200 ABA GAP areas, which more than 50% miss.
The purpose of Digital Blue is to provide an easy to carry, highly accessible, searchable, and user-friendly digital book to both comprehensively study, quickly search, and copy and paste for your own document preparation the large amount of focused material necessary to pass Boards.
I've identified, summarized, parsed, and re-parsed the crucial information you now need to know so it can be quickly accessed, learned, and retained for these challenging, closed book examinations.
It's one thing to study general information, but what’s more important, is Board specific, focused, honed, parsed, and summarized information that is focused upon these examinations. With discipline, work, and repetition this focused information database can be commanded and retained in one’s synapses to answer difficult, sometimes highly esoteric, questions on ABA closed book examinations.
Providing this focused information database, and providing it in a highly accessible, searchable, and “copy and paste” form is the point and purpose of Digital Blue.
Many fall short, relying chiefly or only upon banks of questions. The reason is intuitively obvious. Question banks, ultimately, are spotty in their coverage of content domain material and don’t often include more complex and difficult subjects tested by the Board; while question banks can drill the most commonly tested topics, they are often lacking when it comes to new information and/or especially difficult key words and topics--which are tough enough to identify and even tougher to summarize in cogent, user friendly, “not too little and not too much,” encapsulations that can be remembered in the examination room.
There is an enormous amount of information on almost every single ABA topic area, but it’s often either too detailed, or not detailed enough. Big Blue and now Digital Blue have been honed and re-honed, parsed and re-parsed, to provide just the right amount of detail necessary to answer likely questions written by skillful examiners. The portability, ability to search, and capability to copy and paste are bound to increase access to this focused information, and if it’s more accessible to your finger-tips it will ultimately be better retained in your synapses.
Digital Big Blue can be read comprehensively on a devises of your choosing—devises likely to be more portable than Big Blue. Again, this portability increases accessibility, and thereby leads to quicker and better command of focused information.
Over and over during the past 25 years, we’ve seen how the Board tests difficult points, and true and complete command of this information is the difference between success and failure.
For many, some time every day is necessary in comprehensive, multiple reads through Big Blue and now Digital Blue. Thousands attest to the fact that this command of essential and “likely to be asked” information will improve any score, and is especially vital for those who struggle on these difficult exams; Digital Blue will facilitate your repetition through Big Blue and your ultimate recitation-quality command—a vital step for many to passing these difficult examination.
A very important role of Digital Blue is in creating a rapid and effective manner to query the Board focused, relevant, and summarized database of knowledge within it to look-up and thereby focus upon and command your individual key words—a step recommended strenuously by the ABA, but often ignored.
Digital Blue does not contain every key word, nor key topic, which either has been covered or may be covered, no one source does, but it does contain a reservoir of focused, summarized information which has taken 25 years to amass, methodically, and relentlessly, and including the ABA GAPs—information which can and should be strongly cemented into your synapses.
Digital Big Blue will be a permanent part of the your electronic books library. As with other electronic books, one can perform full “search” and “copy and paste” features involving a reasonable amount of text; we want to facilitate full use of Digital Blue, to allow hard-working examinees to most efficiently and effectively prepare for and pass Written Boards, and this means allowing reasonable copy and paste functions; we want to facilitate as much quick retrieval of focused information as possible to drive at our goal of cementing information strongly into your synapses.
Digital Blue is offered to those who have previously purchased Big Blue at a fair and reasonable discount, and will greatly aid, augment, and support your paper copy study and command of Big Blue; Digital Blue is an invaluable supplement to Big Blue and I recommend it highly for those who need help and desire a tool which offer a real competitive advantage in this effort.
The ABA Board examinations are some of the toughest offered by any specialty Board. To beat it, in some cases, powerful tools are helpful, tools that offer a decisive competitive advantage. Digital Blue is such a tool, and I urge you to utilize forcefully and decisively to pass Boards now. In this spirit,
Onward to Victory!
Niels F. Jensen, M.D.
#1 Coach and Wingman for ABA Boards
"Helping the Best to Be Their Best"