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It's knowing how to learn. Learning itself is a skill, and knowing how to do it well is an incredibly valuable advantage.
Merely acquiring information is not learning....
Learning is a two-step process:
You should not waste your time by committing unimportant details to memory.
Your focus should be on understanding the bigger picture, on how things relate to each other.
A mental model is a mental, simplified depiction of how something works. It influences our perception, decisions, and behavior.
Learning means upgrading your mental models.&...
It's a visual technique for summarizing the material that is specifically designed for the purpose of building a mental picture and seeing new connections. Mind-mapping is great for ge...
After you’ve completed a chapter, write bullet points on what you want to take away from it.
It will give you a concise list of bullet points per chapter, without interrupting the flow...
The QEC (question/evidence/method) described by Cal Newport: "Reduce the information presented to you into questions paired with conclusions. Between the two, list the evidence that justifies th...
Intentionally direct the workings of your subconscious mind while you’re sleeping.
What you can’t explain to others, you don’t understand yourself.
The single best strategy for organizing constant growth is by involving fellow human beings. To test your understand...
Acquiring information and learning are not the same thing.
To learn, we need to get the information into our latticework of mental models. For a higher return of investment of reading, we ...
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Regardless of which reading method you use, the evidence points towards the fact that speed comes at the sacrifice of understanding.
Depending on what you’re reading, this might not necessarily be a bad thing: If you’re trying to get through a dry piece to capture a few key points or you are going through a short piece that’s easy to understand, speed reading strategies might make sense.
Many of us have a broken relationship with sleep. It’s rare for most people to wake up refreshed, rejuvenated, and full of energy.
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A night of sleep is made of five cycles, making us go through various sleep stages. This can be light sleep, deep sleep and REM stage of sleep when we dream and have eye movement.
During sleep, our body produces Melatonin and Growth Hormones, which are required by your bodies for regulating our internal clock and to restore our muscles, bone and metabolism.
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