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"Researchers have created a font that can boost your memory⠀

Ironically named "Sans Forgetica", the font is a handy type-tool for stressed-out students who are struggling to remember their notes.⠀

The font is more difficult to read than most typefaces – and that’s by design. It prompts your brain to engage in deeper processing.⠀

To make your brain work harder to retain information, the font is legible yet evidently broken and disconnected. Since chunks of words are removed, the brain is required to put more effort into reading.⠀

Sans Forgetica has promising statistics but comes with limitations. It’s not for every day reading and you wouldn’t want novels printed in it - this would probably just cause a headache⠀

Want to try it out? Download Sans Forgetica for free via the link in our bio."
learning  learning-self-taught  children-teens  college  fonts 
october 2018 by daguti
This Is How Elon Musk Can Learn and Master Anything Quickly
First principles thinking

""It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang onto.""

"What he describes here is called "first principles thinking." "I think it's important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy," Musk said in an interview. "The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [...] we are doing this because it's like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths ... and then reason up from there."

More than 2,300 years ago, Aristotle mirrored this same mode of thinking. The philosopher said that the first principle is the "first basis from which a thing is known.""
people-elon-musk  philosophy  learning  learning-alternative  frameworks  learning-self-taught  frameworks-for-learning 
march 2018 by daguti
Borg : The Study Companion
This is supposed to be a tool that lets you manage and download online courses from a variety of sources (Coursera, YouTube, EdX, etc)
learning-self-taught  tools  courses-online-training 
june 2016 by daguti
Essay: Why research for the pure sake of knowing is enough
"The nature of discovery is that it's impossible to anticipate what you'll find. That is discovery. Discovery-based research is most fruitful when new knowledge is sought for its own sake."
learning  learning-self-taught  education  childrearing  children 
may 2016 by daguti
Diana Young posted this saying it is musical autodidactism. Great description!
learning-self-taught  music-related-to  guitar-related-to 
may 2016 by daguti
Researchers have discovered a much faster way to learn new skills - The Washington Post
in order to learn something faster and more deeply, vary the task slightly between sessions. For example, practice with a slightly heavier bat if you are learning how to swing and hit a pitch.
learning  e-learning  learning-self-taught 
february 2016 by daguti
P. Leonard - Album on Imgur
This guy says that P. Leonard on YouTube has fantastic explanations of math.
mathematics  students  e-learning  learning-self-taught 
february 2016 by daguti
Seth's Blog: The top things
philosophy-dissenting-viewpoint = new tag to track examples of "black man against affirmative action; republican for gun control, etc" - I find dissenting viewpoints to be cruxes of learning .......... "Learning from history is cheap. And worth it. What are the five best decisions your competitor or your predecessor made last year? Not only because they worked, but because they showed you a new way of thinking, something that went against your instincts or biases... Every political candidate ought to be able to outline the five lessons learned from the men and women who came before--especially the positive things they've learned from those in other parties. Those unwilling or unable to do so are either demagogues or ignorant. Every job candidate ought to be able to outline the five lessons learned from the leaders they've worked with previously. Those unwilling or unable to do so are not paying attention. #1 thing to steal from your competitors: Wisdom."
philosophy-dissenting-viewpoint  resumes  people-seth-godin  learning-self-taught  jobs-interviewing 
january 2016 by daguti
Learn To Code For Free | General Assembly
"Whether you're a designer, a marketer, or anything in between, our free learn-to-code program will give you the skills to get ahead in your career."
programming  getting-started  learning-self-taught  learning-alternative  education-for-me 
november 2015 by daguti
What Do You Need, Imgur? - Imgur
Incredibily comprehensive list of HOW TO do things... get a job, write a story, get smarter, relax, get in shape, survive, etc, etc, etc
reference  howto  survival  learning-self-taught  resumes  writing 
december 2014 by daguti
The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart | Khan Academy
Children praised for their persistence, struggle or perseverance in the face of something difficult cultivate a growth mindset whereas those praised for being smart often avoid things that might make them look dumb (i.e. they only take on easy challenges.) ........................... Also see the bookmark from 2011-08-21 about the book from Carol Dweck, who is quoted in this article.
learning-self-taught  childrearing  children  brain  success 
august 2014 by daguti
What Thomas L. Friedman Didn’t Report About Getting Hired by Google | LinkedIn
"Bock was quoted as saying, “…For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.”"
personal-development  google  learning-self-taught 
march 2014 by daguti
Best, Worst Learning Tips: Flash Cards Are Good, Highlighting Is Bad | TIME.com
Worst strategies: highlighting, re-reading and summarizing Best strategy: space out your study sessions & practice tests (flashcards included)
learning  learning-self-taught  tips-n-tricks  learning-flash-cards 
january 2013 by daguti

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