1- Use recall.

2- Test yourself.

3- Chunk your problems.

4- Space your repetition.

5- Alternate different problem solving techniques during your practice.

6- Take breaks.

7- Use explanatory questioning and simple analogies.

8- Focus.

9- Eat your frogs first (do de hardest tasks first).

10- Make a mental contrast.

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A Mind For Numbers

A Mind For Numbers

by Barbara Oakley, PhD

1- Passive rereading.

2- Letting highlights overwhelm you.

3- Merely glancing at problems solutions and think you know how to solve them. 

4- Waiting until the last minute to study.

5- Repeatedly solve problems of the same type that you already know how to solve.

6- Let study sessions with friends turn into chat sessions.

7- Neglecting to read the textbook before you start working problems.

8- Not checking with instructors or classmates to clear up points of confusion.

9- Thinking you can learn deeply when you are constantly distracted.

10- Not getting enough sleep.

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