Academic content could cause some students to resist training because it may seem too much like school, which the student may associate with negative experiences. Because we start at the point the student can achieve and then gradually increase the demand – like a video game – the student gains ability and confidence.

Also, the short-range goal of PACE is improved learning performance. PACE improves the student’s learning performance so that the student is able to learn more easily and efficiently. This then makes it possible to achieve PACE’s long-range goal of improved academic or job related performance.