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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.
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. How To Learn More Outside Of Class Than You Ever Could Inside It
I actually used this method to learn how to code (Ruby/Sinatra) for the book – it's the same process. The most difficult parts were (1) figuring out how to set up the programming on my computer, (2) learning basic concepts, like variables, objects, and methods, and (3) deciding which program to work on first. I was able to push two programs to production within 20 hours, and now my business runs completely on software I created. The key is to keep your first programs simple, and try not to throw the computer across the room when you see error messages – you'll see thousands of them at the beginning, but you'll get better as you practice. 5/22/13 3:21pm Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method
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 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.
Learn Faster, Study Less! Hey! Hopefully you're just joining from the free one-week learning faster bootcamp I put on. Learning on Steroids - Implement Rapid Learning Tactics
Once or twice a year, I open my most popular program, Learning on Steroids. 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. 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.
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. Learn Something New Every Day
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.
How to learn about everything?
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?
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!) How To Learn (Absolutely Anything and Everything)
The winter sun sets in mid-afternoon in Kolobrzeg, Poland, but the early twilight does not deter people from taking their regular outdoor promenade. Bundled up in parkas with fur-trimmed hoods, strolling hand in mittened hand along the edge of the Baltic Sea, off-season tourists from Germany stop openmouthed when they see a tall, well-built, nearly naked man running up and down the sand. "Kalt? Kalt?"
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.
Septivium - Learn about everything Mike Johnston’s 266 (or so) Books By Genre In Sources on 25 March 2013 with Comments Off Over on The Online Photographer the host Mike Johnston recently wrote about a list of books he’s been compiling for some time: The list started when my son decided at age ten or 11 that he didn’t like to read. As an inveterate reader and bibliophile, this consternated me deeply—how do you learn about the world if you don’t read? Books are where you find most of what humans know, and have learned, and have thought; they are where, mostly, the great glorious life of the mind resides. … So, taking a cue from our epic read-aloud traversal of the Harry Potter series when my fine lad was in single digits, I got a bright idea.
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”. How to Learn About Everything
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