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Table 1 Items of the standardized questionnaire to capture the difficulties students experience during their studies

From: How do medical students learn conceptual knowledge? High-, moderate- and low-utility learning techniques and perceived learning difficulties

What causes you difficulties in your daily study routine?

1 = very large difficulties; 2 = large difficulties; 3 = moderate difficulties; 4 = little difficulties; 5 = no difficulties

Performance requirements during studies

To prepare exams efficiently

The lack of freedom to close knowledge gaps

To master the amount of learning content