How to Learn Anything: The Sonmez 10-Step System - The Polymath Project - Medium
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Acquiring information is not learning.
Although textooks can help, they only work when combined with practice.
The first lesson is that learning is a loop.
It’s not a pretty loop, and it looks something like this: play → study → teach → play → study → play → study → teach … and so on.
The other big lesson? Learning is about play.
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