My math book needs to commit suicide. It has way to many problems.
Nov 11, 2020
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To become lifelong learners, we may find it hard to break away from the traditional education paradigm. One way to unshackle our self-education is to grab hold of the opportunities for unbounded learning.
Working memory temporarily stores the information you are working on. But it is not just a simple storage. The working memory enables you to create new thoughts, change them, combine them, search them, or any other function that helps you navigate your life.
By enabling these functions, working memory upholds your thinking, planning, learning, and decision-making.
From the moment we are born, we are always learning new skills. We see it in formal capacities in school or on the job, and informally, like learning from you buddy how to grill a steak.
However, learning is a skill that we can improve upon. The growing number of self-taught professionals is a testament to that.
We normally think of wellbeing as physical and mental health. But another way to think about our wellbeing is in terms of knowledge - known as our epistemic wellbeing.
Knowledge affects our ability to navigate the world and accomplish our goals. Epistemic wellbeing is the sense that you'll be able to know what you want and need to know for your life to proceed well. If you have access to good sources of information and understand how to get your questions answered, you have a high degree of epistemic wellbeing.
There are two types of counterfactual thinking: upward and downward counterfactual thinking.
Bring certainty to the important things (and let the other things go).
The boot camp principle to get better at something id inspired by military basic training programs and it goes like this:
Go through unrelenting challenges that you are completely unprepared for, day after day, for a handful of weeks, and you'll come out strong and resilient.
We are all apt to forget things we have learned in the past. Even memories of important events will eventually decline in accuracy.
If we want to remember things, research tells us that retrieval practice is more effective than passive review. If you have to choose how to study, actively trying to remember the facts is more effective than merely re-reading facts.
NASA is routinely dealing with problems that are as complex as they can get. Apart from having a process about measuring creativity, or a detailed checklist to take stock of every minute detail, they also have a Risk Matrix, a powerful tool that helps to identify and manage risk.
It is a diagram that provides the ‘likelihood score’ of the potential risk, when all the risks have been identified, and has a template that makes stating the risk easy.