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Embrace Difficulty

Most people believe that when you understand something right away you are learning better that is not the case

Learning is not easy here is why

  • It requires you to seek ideas, patterns and rules
  • It requires extensive Cognitive Load

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Rethinking How We Learn

Rethinking How We Learn

Most people believe that we learn by rereading passages until we can say them with our eyes closed. Or that we are born with a certain set of skills and must utilize those skills in life but that is false. With the right practice and tools anyone can learn anything. Retrieval is the bette...

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Learning is really about being able to use knowledge when you need it most.

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Biggest Myth About Learning

Biggest Myth About Learning

The biggest myth about learning is that learning happens with you consistently do the same action or read the same passage over and over again. Science on the other hand states that learning happens when we try to get new knowledge out of our head

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When you struggle to retrieve information and you find the answer you strengthen your understanding and memory of that point and are able to use it in many situations

PETER C BROWN

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Spaced practice doesn't mean doing it over and over again it means doing it now once and let time go by and then do it again

PETER C BROWN

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Actionable Points

Three things you can do to learn anything faster

  1. Create self-quizzes to retrieve more often
  2. Reflect on my asking many questions
  3. Empty Recall: Create a empty sheet and dump all the information you learned

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How You Help New Knowledge Go Into Long Term Memory

  • Do some of your work consciously
  • Think about how it relates to other things
  • Wrestle with the idea in your mind
  • Explain it to someone
  • Take notes on it or connect it to other maps
  • Do anything to make that new idea connect with other ideas in your brain

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MIX Up Your Practice

A study was conducted that had two different baseball players practice hitting the ball.

  • One of them practiced the same style over and over and switched every 15 hits
  • The other players had varied styles over 45 different attemps

The Players who varied there ...

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Learning Takes More Time Than Most People Think

Learning is not as quick as many people believe to learn something new you must go through a series of steps including

  1. Storing: This is the art of storing information in your short term memory
  2. Consolidation: learning over a long period of time typically overnight

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Retrieval Is The Key To Learning

If you want to learn Retrival is key

The act of retrieving information especially when it is difficult to do increases the change that it sticks in your brain Retrival is the most effective way to learn

  • Use Quizzes
  • Searching for the ans...

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Effective Learning Practices and Skills

  • Chunking is great for retention
  • Stimulate your brain by proper diet and foot and rest
  • Choose growth mindset other than fixed mindset

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Balancing Our Mental Effort

To increase our learning performance, we need to balance our cognitive load. It helps to understand what the three types of cognitive loads are:

  1. Intrinsic cognitive Load: The inner load we feel when we are calculating something complex. This is a fixed load on the br...

Approaching learning styles

  • Most people have a growth mindset about the learning style they are comfortable with: if you like math and learn in analytical ways, you probably believe you can get better at math and seek opportunities to do so.
  • Most people have a fixed mindset a...

4. Get addicted to progress

Start from the basic level and watch yourself progressing. Don't get discouraged when you see people who make it look easy.

When we’re trying to understand something fundamentally new, we’re not going to see results right away. And the only difference between you and th...

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