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INTENSE STUDY TIPS. Boy oh boy.... I'm going to attempt to get all of my study tips from the past and present into this post. I've been getting emails/tweets/questions asking for my secrets. Before starting... there are a few "ground rules" I will lay out. I don't have tips on how to be more motivated. Okay...... and off we go! ONE: In class, notetaking My rule of thumb: Paying attention in class is HALF the battle. If a professor uploads slides online before the class, download them and print them out beforehand. For classes in which intensive note taking is required, a laptop may be the best option.

I prefer taking notes long hand. Use at least two pen colors. TWO: Homework This is the section where most make the mistake. Here is my game plan for homework: Every Friday, I crack open my binders and go through each syllabus. Starting on Friday morning let's me get a head start on the week. I use my planner to get an overall picture of the week. (this is old, from last year) THREE: The Big Exam (or test)... Agenda. How To Learn More Outside Of Class Than You Ever Could Inside It. I’m going to give you a list of seemingly random things, and I want to you try and guess how they’re related. Ready? Here we go: Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) is a feature in iOS 5 that allows the compiler to do memory management automatically, so you don’t have to.Out of all high school students that graduate in the bottom 40 percent of their class, 76 percent will not will not have a college degree within eight years.しんぶんでしたか?

いいえ、しんぶんじゃりません。 いちごでした。 Give up? Simple – they’re all things I learned yesterday. And here’s another thing: I didn’t learn any of this stuff in a classroom (even though I’m a college student). Learning JapaneseBuilding an iPhone app from scratchReading at least one book per month This is on top of my regular class load and the work I do to run College Info Geek (which is considerable). In this post, I’m going to show you the techniques I use to educate myself without any sort of formal structure, classrooms, professors, or tuition fees.

Let’s dive right into it. Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method. The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers. A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions. The report is quite a heavy document so I’ve summarised the techniques below based on the conclusions of the report regarding effectiveness of each technique. Be aware that everyone thinks they have their own style of learning (they don't, according to the latest research), and the evidence suggests that just because a technique works or does not work for other people does not necessarily mean it will or won’t work well for you. If you want to know how to revise or learn most effectively you will still want to experiment on yourself a little with each technique before writing any of them off.

Elaborative Interrogation (Rating = moderate) A method involving creating explanations for why stated facts are true. An example of elaborative interrogation for the above paragraph could be: Reference: Learning on Steroids - Implement Rapid Learning Tactics. Learn Faster, Study Less! Hey! Hopefully you're just joining from the free one-week learning faster bootcamp I put on. If you missed all those emails, you can get them here for free. Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7! That content is just a sample of the methods I teach in Learning on Steroids, my full program. Note: Learning on Steroids is now closed for open registration. Learn More with Less Studying When most people think about learning faster, they think that’s something only geniuses can do. Wrong! Research shows that different methods (the kind smart people often use instinctively) can have dramatically different effects—even for normal people like you and me: Using deeper levels of processing allowed students in one study to remember twice as much information.

Better Methods to Better Results Changing your methods can have dramatic results. More importantly, students who have taken my course have as well: John P. cut his studying time by 75% while improving his grades. . - John P. - Hans M. Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique. How to Learn a Little Every Day. Something can be said for knowing a little bit about a lot of things. Being an everyman or everywoman can propel you to a more efficient, productive and fulfilled personal and professional life. Whether it’s keeping up on current events, a new hobby or interest or simply any new idea, taking a small amount of time to learn something every day is a great way to add to your personal knowledgebase.

Incorporating bits of learning into your every day experience puts you on a path to lifelong learning. Lifelong learning keeps you engaged in your environment, builds your knowledgebase, ensures that you use your mind, provides a sense of accomplishment and simply makes you feel good. The knowledge you gain, tools you get and experiences you have with learning a little bit everyday all work together to achieve real personal advancement. If you can’t start your day with a little time for learning something new, try doing it at lunch time or at the end of the day. Learn Something New Every Day. Most of us have one or two areas of knowledge that we strive to know very well — things related to our jobs, of course, and maybe a hobby or two. But while it’s important to develop a deep understanding of the things that matter most to us, it is just as important to develop a broad understanding of the world in general.

A lot of unfortunate people think that learning for the sake of learning is something for schoolchildren, and maybe college students. All the things there are to learn and know that don’t impact directly on their immediate lives they dismiss as “trivia”. Out in the “real world”, they think, there’s no time for such frivolities — there’s serious work to get done!

There are a lot of good, practical reasons to make learning something new a part of your daily routine, but the best reason has nothing to do with practicality — we are learning creatures, and the lifelong practice of learning is what makes us humans and our lives worthwhile. Which is really the whole point. Books.Blog – Skip Graduate School, Save $32,000, Do This Instead. Three years ago, I invested $32,000 and the better part of two years at the University of Washington for a master's degree in International Studies. The verdict? It wasn't a complete waste of time and money. Once I accepted that 80% of the course requirements were designed to keep people busy, I enjoyed the other 20% of the work. If you're strictly interested in learning, however, you may want to get a better return-on-investment than I did.

Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program.Here's how to save $32,000 (or more) through your own self-directed, alternative program. Feel free to revise, subtract, or drop out whenever it's convenient to you. The One-Year, Self-Directed, Alternative Graduate School Experience • Subscribe to The Economist and read every issue religiously. . • Memorize the names of every country, world capital, and current president or prime minister in the world.

. • Acquire at least three new skills during your year. How to learn about everything? How to retain 90% of everything you learn. Imagine if you had a bucket of water. And every time you attempted to fill the bucket, 90% of the water would leak out instantly. Every time, all you’d retain was a measly 10%. How many times would you keep filling the bucket? The answer is simple: just once. The first time you noticed the leak, you’d take action You’d either fix the bucket or you’d get another bucket, wouldn’t you?

Yet that’s not at all the way we learn. That weird thing is that you’re wasting time. To summarize the numbers (which sometimes get cited differently) learners retain approximately: 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else/use immediately. 75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned. 50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion. 30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration. 20% of what they learn from audio-visual. 10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading. 5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from lecture. 5000bc now has a Waiting List.

How To Learn (Absolutely Anything and Everything) A while back I mentioned, in passing, that I want to tour Route 66 in the US next year on a bicycle. I’ve never done a long bike tour, but ever since mentioning it I’ve had it in the back of my mind. The first thing I know is that it’s going to be difficult. :) But I was more worried about the bike. Due to my traveling I want to get a bike when I get back to the States in October which I can then take with me wherever I decide to go next. (Not so secret where that is, but I’m still not 100% decided, so I’ll just leave it at that!)

That means I’d have to spend a lot of money to take the bike on a plane. And it would also be an incredible hassle. It’s a good idea to train on the actual bike I’d be using for that epic journey across one of the USA’s first highways so that’s why I want to get the bike when I’m back in the US to take it with me to my next destination. Apparently, it’s not a completely crazy idea to take a custom-built (and sort of expensive) folding bike on a long bike tour. The Goal of Learning Everything. Recently, I wrote about my goal of learning everything.

This is more than a tad ambitious, and probably impossible. Even learning a small fraction of everything can have huge benefits that ripple outwards towards every other area of life. Unfortunately, most people fall into a group I’ll call “functional” learners, and severely cut off their potential. Functional Versus Lifelong Learning Functional learning is learning with a purpose. Lifelong learning comes from a different approach. The justifications for functional learning are easy. The justification for lifelong learning isn’t as obvious. Lifelong learning, unfortunately, falls into a “should” category for most people. I’d like to remove the fuzzy map between lifelong learning and why it is important, and to show you my justifications for spending time, energy and money on the pursuit. Holistic Learning For those of you who haven’t read my book, my free book or the most popular article on this website, I suggest you take a look. Septivium - Learn about everything.

How to Learn About Everything. The internet almost makes it too easy My recent post “How to Understand Everything (and Why)” discussed an untaught, integrative kind of knowledge, and why it is so important in science and engineering — how it can leverage specialized knowledge and improve the trade-off between bold innovation and costly blunders. I discussed the nature of this knowledge and how it can be applied, but not how to learn it. Note that the title above isn’t “how to learn everything”, but “how to learn about everything”. The distinction I have in mind is between knowing the inside of a topic in deep detail — many facts and problem-solving skills — and knowing the structure and context of a topic: essential facts, what problems can be solved by the skilled, and how the topic fits with others. This knowledge isn’t superficial in a survey-course sense: It is about both deep structure and practical applications.

Studying to learn about everything Why is this effective? See also: 3 Ways to Teach Yourself Anything You Want to Learn. If you look closely at people who are succeeding in this new digital world of work, you’ll notice they have something in common: they’re fast learners and willing to adapt. Even more importantly, they go out of their way to learn what they don’t know, to gain the skills and knowledge they need. Floating images of computers = my preferred method of learning. Because in the post-recession workplace, your company probably isn’t going to send you to a conference so you can learn that new skill that will make you an even more valuable employee.

(And if your employer DOES send you to that conference, we all want to know who you work for.) Your boss probably doesn’t have time to hold your hand as you figure out how to use a new tool that will make your team more efficient. And it’s unlikely you’ll be encouraged to spend your workday focusing on forward-looking, innovative projects that will really help you grow.

In truth, I never set out to learn these skills specifically. 1. The best part? 2. Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology. By Jeffrey R. Young Menlo Park, Calif. Call it a "massive open cookout. " Coursera, a company that is working with more than a dozen elite universities to help them run MOOC's, or massive open online courses, held its first official "meetup" here on Saturday for students and professors to connect in person over burgers, chips, and soda. It was a chance for even the company itself to learn more about what motivates students to take its courses, which bear no official academic credit. Multimedia Who visits a massive open cookout? With some 900,000 students registered for its courses, everything the small company does seems to get big quickly. Volleyball and beanbag tossing games were set up, but most of the students seemed happy just to talk—to each other and to the two founders, who wore jeans and blue T-shirts bearing the company's logo.

"He's cool," said Yichuan Cao, a 23-year old technology worker from Mountain View, who was one of those gathered around Mr. L. When Mr. Mr. Are You Ready To Be Lucky? We’re at an interesting crossroads in terms of careers. We still want them, but they don’t exist anymore. In the US, the typical job tenure is now 4 years, with most workers cycling through about 11 jobs in their lifetime.* If the 20th-century career was a ladder that we climbed from one predictable rung to the next, the 21st-century career is more like a broad rock face that we are all free climbing.

The lightning-fast evolution of technology means that jobs can now become indispensable or outmoded in a matter of years, or even months. A substantive portion of the working population now earns its livelihood doing a job that didn’t exist 10 or 20 years ago. A substantive portion of the working population now earns its livelihood doing a job that didn’t exist 10 or 20 years ago. Ten years from now, we’ll probably all be doing some new type of work that we couldn’t even possibly imagine today. 1.

You may have heard the term “life sport” before. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What’s Next For You? Isaac Asimov on Creativity in Education & The Future of Science. 9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. (Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate)IQ is all in the genes.

(Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can be studied for, like any other test) There may be some truth to these claims. But, I don’t believe that means that average learners are doomed to mediocrity. Considering the upcoming launch of my rapid learning program, I wanted to share my favorite tactics to learn faster, retain information better or just enjoy the process of learning more: #1 – Pegging (or How Mental Magicians can Perfectly Recall Hundreds of Numbers) One of my favorite learning tactics, that is rarely mentioned, is pegging.

The systems I’ve seen typically work with a special cheat sheet. From there, you can translate any series of numbers into a series of letters. Anarchistic free school. Unschooling. Student-centred learning. Autodidacticism. Summerhill School. Audiblox: Overcoming Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Difficulties. Various Ideas for Learning Activities. How to make something amazing, right now. Crash course in learning theory. Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning. Your brain on multitasking. Neptune HQ. Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques. Democratic education. Trivium. Four Arts. Constructionism (learning theory)