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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. For me, there's a set, clear list of things I have to do and there is a specifically defined time to doing them. 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. 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.しんぶんでしたか? 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 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! 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. 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.

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. 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. 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? The answer is simple: just once. 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.

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. Unfortunately, most people fall into a group I’ll call “functional” learners, and severely cut off their potential. 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

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.

Coursera Throws a 'Massive Open Cookout' - Technology. By Jeffrey R. Young Menlo Park, Calif. 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.

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. 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.

Free school students may be adults, children, or both. This organisational structure is distinct from ones used by democratic free schools which permit children's individual initiatives and learning endeavors within the context of a school democracy, and from free education where 'traditional' schooling is made available to pupils without charge. The open structure of free schools is intended to encourage self-reliance, critical consciousness, and personal development. 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. 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. Members of the community are free to do as they please, so long as their actions do not cause any harm to others, according to Neill's principle "Freedom, not Licence. " 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 » How to make something amazing, right now. Crash course in learning theory.

Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning. Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice. The Johns Hopkins School of Education does not vet or endorse any information contained on the New Horizons website. Information posted on New Horizons prior to January 1, 2014 can be repurposed as long as the repurposing party provides attribution to the original author of the material being used. Information posted on New Horizons after January 1, 2014 is considered open access information and can be repurposed without attribution to the original author. In all cases, attribution should be given to the New Horizons website. For questions, contact Your brain on multitasking. Neptune HQ. Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques.

Democratic education. Trivium. Four Arts. Constructionism (learning theory)