Strategies for Learning New Skills - Deepstash
Ditch Your Learning Style

Learning styles (visual, auditory etc.) have actually little impact on our ability to learn.

The best way to learn depends on what you’re trying to learn in the first place. The key is to ...

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Strategies for Learning New Skills

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If you try to force yourself to just memorize random facts, you’re likely to forget them. 

We will most likely remember only the information that was meaningful to us, that we’ve been able...

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Learn by Doing

We learn best when we perform the tasks we’re trying to learn. 

No matter how good your grades were at college, most of your learning takes place once you enter the workplace and start...

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While studying the greats is essential, it is more of a passive exercise. In order to gain from it, you need to apply that learning to your own work as well.

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One of the more surprising ways you can learn a new skill is to teach it to someone else.

When we learn with the intention to teach, we break the material down into simple, understandable ...

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Practicing Things You Find Difficult

Practice in itself is great, but if you’re practicing things you know well, you’re doing it wrong. 

In order to excel at any skill, you need to push yourself out of your comfort zon...

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It's important to let your brain relax for a while after a particularly intense session of study or practice, to give it time to connect the dots.

One good way to practice this is usin...

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Testing even beats out methods such as re-reading and reviewing notes when it comes to making sure your learning sticks.

Because it takes the recall process a step further. Recall shows how m...

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Mentorship is perhaps the quickest way to take your skills to the next level. 

A mentor helps you navigate your field by offering invaluable perspective and experience.

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Be Curious

Nothing stimulates learning quite like curiosity.

Take the lead of your learning journey. Seek answers from many sources. Don’t merely memorize theories and techniques—question them at eve...

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