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There are many ways in which we can make ourselves feel like we have “learned” a concept.
Instead of highlighting or underlining, rather take brief notes that summarize keys concepts.
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When learning, there are times in which you are focused and times in which you allow your mind to wander. Both modes are valuable to allow your brain to learn something.
Take regular breaks, meditate, think about other things, and give yourself plenty of time in both modes.
This is the idea of breaking what you want to learn into concepts.
The goal is to learn each concept in a way that they each become like a well-known puzzle piece.
In order to master a concept, you not only need to know it but also to know how it fits i...
Once you have a basic understanding of what you are trying to learn, practice jumping back and forth between problems that require different techniques. This will solidify your understanding of the concepts by learning how to choose to apply them in various situations.
In order to avoid or break through illusions of competence, you should test yourself as you’re encountering new material.
Recall is a simple example of this mini-testing.
They are often talked about as helpful study techniques.
Try to make a deliberate effort to teach what you learn to someone else and, in doing so, you will likely be forced to explain concepts with relatable metaphors and analogies.
Do not spend too much time in one sitting going over the same material over and over again. The law of diminishing returns certainly applies. Spread it out over many sessions and over many different modes of learning.
Take a couple minutes to summarize or recall material you are trying to learn.
It goes a long way to taking something from short-term memory to long-term learning.
... have proven to be most beneficial to maintain continued progress and hold each other accountable. Finding the right group is key.
When facing procrastination, think of the process over the product.
Instead of thinking that you have to get X done, rather think to spend an hour on X. It is then not overwhelming, and doesn't require a long breakdown of tasks.
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During studies, how we revise what we have learned is a personal preference, which we incorporate after trial and error and what feels intuitive or effective to us.
According to research, the popular revising methods like rereading, highlighting and summarizing don’t seem ...
Clarity means we see more clear.
When we see more clear, interrelations become more apparent.
When we see more clear, there is no need to believe anyone or anything.
Seeing clearly means we can distinguish for our...
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