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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.
It goes a long way to taking something from short-term memory to long-term learning.
Instead of highlighting or underlining, rather take brief notes that summarize keys 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 into the bigger picture.
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.
Know when to apply a particular concept is as important as knowing how.
... have proven to be most beneficial to maintain continued progress and hold each other accountable. Finding the right group is key.
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.
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.
In order to learn, we need to sleep
Learning is hard and takes effort on a personal level. It requires attention and physical energy.
• When you start learning, you need to pay careful attention to bring that information into your short-term memory. Lack of sleep can make it difficult to pay attention to. Even memory champions can only hold 5-7 pieces of information at a time.
• When you sleep, short-term memories are moved to a different region in the brain for long-term storage. Your brain then consolidates the information and select what information to forget.
Learning how to learn is a meta-skill. It is a critical skill for everyone who needs to pick up and master new concepts frequently.
Understanding what is learning and how our memory works will help you understand why certain techniques work and how to use and adapt the techniques to your advantage.
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.
9- Eat your frogs first (do de hardest tasks first).
10- Make a mental contrast.
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