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Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong

Five Popular Myths About Learning That Are Completely Wrong

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There’s no research to support learning styles. 

How to really learn: Match your content to the process - students should learn music by listening to music, while students should learn reading by doing more reading.

How to really learn: Instead of rereading, highlighting, or underlining important information, ask yourself:

  • ‘What is the author trying to say?’ 
  • 'How is this different than other things I’ve read?’ 
  • 'How does this relate to other material I know?’ ...

When it comes to learning a difficult subject, people often believe you should practice one thing at a time.

How to really learn: Mixing it up, however, is a better approach. In mixed learning, you get a chance to see the core idea below it.

In school, many of us were taught that if you put an answer on a test you shouldn’t change it, but we’re actually better off reconsidering. We actually need time to deliberate and reflect to understand something.

How to really learn: While facts are importa...

Putting in a lot of hours doesn’t always mean you’ll become good at something. People tend to be blissfully unaware of their incompetence.

How to really learn: What works instead isn’t just time; it’s outside advice and input. That’s why hiring coaches and tutors is so benefic...

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