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Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques

Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques
Related:  Self Actualisation The Gear and Apps You Need to Survive the Next Semester Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet? For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Your quest for knowledge doesn’t have to be as Earth-changing as Einstein’s, but it can be an important part of your life, leading to a new job, better pay, a new hobby, or simply knowledge for knowledge’s sake — whatever is important to you as an end goal. Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. Health Shake a leg. Balance Sleep on it. Perspective and Focus Change your focus, part 2. Recall Techniques Listen to music. Visual Aids Every picture tells a story. Verbal and Auditory Techniques Stimulate ideas. Kinesthetic Techniques Write, don’t type.

Back to Basics: How to Simplify Your To-Do List and Make It Useful Again The only flaw in most to-do lists - app or written - is the lack of a way to dynamically sort them based on the ever-changing priorities of our life. While I agree with virtually everything discussed above, what's missing - not from the author, but from the technology - is a flexible queueing system. Our priorities change regularly, daily if not by the minute. But a static to do list or one with simple stars or one using 1-4 importance indicators fails to do the heavy lifting. Leave any task that really needs doing undone for long enough and everything we have on our list is starred or rated as a "1." In effect, when everything is top priority, nothing is prioritized. QuietSpacing - the time management method I developed seven years ago - is both a sorting and a queueing engine. The reason it works is because the queueing is dynamic.

How to become smarter by doing less in the information age | The Uncommon Life by Kent Healy Common: Believing that focusing on detail is the only and best path to success. Uncommon: Let’s be honest: Most things studied in college are quickly forgotten. I believe this is partly due to the sheer number of concepts addressed per class, per semester. In my experience, the emphasis is often on breadth versus depth. This poses a challenge to students studying for comprehensive tests. I know; I’ve been there many times. But I didn’t have the “luxury” of making the library my second home to spend hours on rote memorization. The eclipsing effect of detail: Traditional college advice places an extremely high level of importance on detail, but this train of thought can be a hindrance, at times resulting in increased stress and workload. An extreme focus on detail limits one’s ability to grasp the larger picture, which is critical to knowing what details to focus on. Even though it may seem like some tests include everything covered during the semester, 99% of tests do not. Not so. - Kent

How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint I use it with my BoA account. It's great, and the budgeting system is awesome, especially since I just got out of school and am living on my own with bills/loans to pay. I have two gripes, however: 1. 2. Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the differences and Do they Matter? (Martin Davies) Concept mapping, mind mapping and argumentmapping: what are the differences and do they matter? Martin Davies Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 Abstract In recent years, academics and educators have begun to use software map-ping tools for a number of education-related purposes. Keywords Concept mapping Mind mapping Computer-aided argument mapping Critical thinking Argument Inference-making Knowledge mapping Introduction In the past 5–10 years, a variety of software packages have been developed that enable thevisual display of information, concepts and relations between ideas. M. )University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australiae-mail:

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