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Flashcards can be a powerful learning tool, but they can also be a waste of time.
Flashcards are about retrieval practice. You put a question on one side and the answer on the back. By trying to say the answer before you look, you strengthen the memory link.
Spaced repetition systems (SRS) enhance this technique by automatically scheduling reviews.
Traps you can fall into with flashcards.
Flashcards are vastly superior to passive review techniques. They work well when used appropriately.
If you have used flashcards before, but they were not effective, chances are you either designed the cards badly or other forms of practice may work better for you. If you love flashcards, go forward with caution. Ask if flashcards are really enhancing your learning.
Meta-learning is when you learn about how much you know and don’t know in a particular domain.
Meta-learning is important because it’s easy to delude yourself into believing you know more than you actually do.
Now that you've written your speech down and practiced it more than a hundred times, you're about to go on stage to perform.
Remember the chunks you've written down and place your attention mostly on the things you want to say, because the how of the delivery will simple come out however you've practiced it most
Confirmation bias is a common tendency to self-promote and validate our own beliefs. Most controversial issues have people who are for or against the given topic, and tend to look at points that support their existing belief patterns.
Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel prize winning psychologist states that though we can be provided with tools to be aware of the cognitive errors and biases in humans, we are still unable to fix our own.