'Learn Better' Book Shows How to Learn New Things - The Atlantic


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Re-reading and highlighting are particularly ineffective. They’re just passive, and you are just kind of skimming that material. It makes you feel better. You feel comfortable with the material, but you don’t really know the material. Doing things that are a little bit more difficult, that require you to really make connections, is a better way to learn. [You might] explain things to yourself, [or] simply quiz yourself. If you're preparing for a meeting, you'd be much better off just putting the material away and just asking yourself questions. It gives you a false sense of security, that kind of re-reading.
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4 weeks ago by sandykoe
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.
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5 weeks ago by dajbelshaw
Shout out for learning by teaching > 'Learn Better' Book Shows How to Learn New Things - The Atlantic
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5 weeks ago by 1l2p