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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. 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! By Simon Oxenham 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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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. 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.

. • Read the basic texts of the major world religions: the Torah, the New Testament, the Koran, and the teachings of Buddha. 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. 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. :) 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. 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”. 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. 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.

3 Ways to Teach Yourself Anything You Want to Learn

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. Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology. By Jeffrey R.

Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology

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.* 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. Isaac Asimov on Creativity in Education & The Future of Science. By Maria Popova What vintage science fiction has to do with the future of self-directed learning. I’m deeply fascinated by how the past envisioned the future. 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) Anarchistic free school. An anarchistic free school (also anarchist free school and free skool) is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without hierarchy or the institutional environment of formal schooling. Unschooling. Philosophy[edit] Children are natural learners[edit] Student-centred learning. Student-centered learning, that is, putting students interests first, is in contrast to traditional education, by proponents of "student-centered learning" also dubbed "teacher-centred learning".

Autodidacticism. "Self-taught" redirects here. For the hip hop group, see Self Taught. Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education is the act of self-directed learning about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts. Summerhill School. Summerhill School is an independent British boarding school that was founded in 1921 by Alexander Sutherland Neill with the belief that the school should be made to fit the child, rather than the other way around.

It is run as a democratic community; the running of the school is conducted in the school meetings, which anyone, staff or pupil, may attend, and at which everyone has an equal vote. These meetings serve as both a legislative and judicial body. Audiblox: Overcoming Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Learning Difficulties. Various Ideas for Learning Activities. © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. Adapted from the Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision. There are numerous types of activities which learners can conduct to reach their learning objectives -- arguably the best activity is life itself. The learner can conduct one type of activity below or several. How to make something amazing, right now. « Reducing fear is the killer app | Main | Dilbert and the zone of mediocrity » Crash course in learning theory. « If pets could design user experiences... | Main | Crash Course in Learning Summary »

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)