Self Improvement & Studying (Tips)
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Joe Quirk November 23, 2009
A list of references and resources for LW
What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? I'm particularly interested in introductions for non-experts to subjects like biology, physics and astronomy, but I thought that opening up the question as broadly as possible would make it most interesting to me and other readers, especially as a future reference-point. I am thinking of books like " Mathematics for the Million ", which made math accessible to a great deal of people. posted by limon to education (237 answers total) 1751 users marked this as a favorite <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
For years, my self-education was stupid and wasteful. I learned by consuming blog posts, Wikipedia articles, classic texts, podcast episodes, popular books, video lectures , peer-reviewed papers, Teaching Company courses, and Cliff's Notes. How inefficient!
The Fast and the Curious
Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they're delicious, they're easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.
If you have a strong preference for learning by Reading and Writing (R & W) learning you should use some, or all, of the following: To take in the information:
Your picture of how ideas relate to each other Also known as mind maps, these tools are simply a way to visualize a concept. Concept maps are diagrams that related different elements of a concept to each other and/or to the main idea.
Understanding anatomy and physiology often begins with building a foundation of basic terminology and identification of structures by name and location.
So you’re in college now, and maybe you’ve found that even without seven straight hours of class a day, it’s still hard to get things done.
Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in school, [ 1 ] considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life. There are an array of study skills, which may tackle the process of organizing and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments .
by Gina Trapani
If you’ve ever taken a management or accounting course, you may have heard of Eliyahu Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints . The gist of the theory is that the efficiency of systems and processes is always limited by a small number of constraints. In a factory, for example, the constraints could include the number of employees, the speed of the machinery being used, and time it takes for suppliers to deliver raw materials.