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INTENSE STUDY TIPS. Boy oh boy.... I'm going to 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. 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.

How To Learn More Outside Of Class Than You Ever Could Inside It

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. Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method. The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn!

A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions.

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn!

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 has their own style of learning, 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. Learning on Steroids - Implement Rapid Learning Tactics. Learn Faster, Study Less!

Learning on Steroids - Implement Rapid Learning Tactics

Hey! Hopefully you're just joining from the free one-week learning faster bootcamp I put on. Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique. Once or twice a year, I open my most popular program, Learning on Steroids.

Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique

It’s an interactive course that teaches how to learn faster and get more done. I’m going to be reopening the program again on September 7th. How to Learn a Little Every Day. Something can be said for knowing a little bit about a lot of things.

How to Learn a Little Every Day

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. 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.

Learn Something New Every Day

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. 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.

Books.Blog – Skip Graduate School, Save $32,000, Do This Instead

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. How to learn about everything? How to retain 90% of everything you learn. Imagine if you had a bucket of water.

How to retain 90% of everything you learn

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? 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!) The Goal of Learning Everything. Recently, I wrote about my goal of learning everything.

The 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. 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.

How to Learn About Everything

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”. 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.) Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology. By Jeffrey R. Young Menlo Park, Calif. Call it a "massive open cookout. " 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. Isaac Asimov on Creativity in Education & The Future of Science.

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) 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)