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Rethinking How We Learn

Rethinking How We Learn

Most people believe that we learn by rereading passages until we can say them with our eyes closed. Or that we are born with a certain set of skills and must utilize those skills in life but that is false. With the right practice and tools anyone can learn anything. Retrieval is the better way of learning the act of retrieval helps strengthen it.

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Biggest Myth About Learning

Biggest Myth About Learning

The biggest myth about learning is that learning happens with you consistently do the same action or read the same passage over and over again. Science on the other hand states that learning happens when we try to get new knowledge out of our head

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Learning Takes More Time Than Most People Think

Learning is not as quick as many people believe to learn something new you must go through a series of steps including

  1. Storing: This is the art of storing information in your short term memory
  2. Consolidation: learning over a long period of time typically overnight

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How You Help New Knowledge Go Into Long Term Memory

  • Do some of your work consciously
  • Think about how it relates to other things
  • Wrestle with the idea in your mind
  • Explain it to someone
  • Take notes on it or connect it to other maps
  • Do anything to make that new idea connect with other ideas in your brain

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Retrieval Is The Key To Learning

If you want to learn Retrival is key

The act of retrieving information especially when it is difficult to do increases the change that it sticks in your brain Retrival is the most effective way to learn

  • Use Quizzes
  • Searching for the answer in your brain
  • Making mistakes and then correcting them

When itโ€™s hard to Retrival information it increases retention

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Spaced practice doesn't mean doing it over and over again it means doing it now once and let time go by and then do it again

PETER C BROWN

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MIX Up Your Practice

A study was conducted that had two different baseball players practice hitting the ball.

  • One of them practiced the same style over and over and switched every 15 hits
  • The other players had varied styles over 45 different attemps

The Players who varied there practice did far superior than the ones who didn't

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Learning is really about being able to use knowledge when you need it most.

PETER C BROWN

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Embrace Difficulty

Most people believe that when you understand something right away you are learning better that is not the case

Learning is not easy here is why

  • It requires you to seek ideas, patterns and rules
  • It requires extensive Cognitive Load

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When you struggle to retrieve information and you find the answer you strengthen your understanding and memory of that point and are able to use it in many situations

PETER C BROWN

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Effective Learning Practices and Skills

  • Chunking is great for retention
  • Stimulate your brain by proper diet and foot and rest
  • Choose growth mindset other than fixed mindset

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Actionable Points

Three things you can do to learn anything faster

  1. Create self-quizzes to retrieve more often
  2. Reflect on my asking many questions
  3. Empty Recall: Create a empty sheet and dump all the information you learned

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We all want to be sucessful in our lives. Learning is the single most important way to get ahead in life. This book helped me seeing learning in a whole new light.

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