Despite the fact that our academic career is all about learning, schools often do a miserable job of actually teaching students how to learn. The ease and efficiency of studying plays a major role in grades and in the amount of work a student can perform. The main difference … [Read more...] about Guide to Being a Productive Learner
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A recent study published in the Journal of Writing Research compared writing by hand against using a keyboard. They found that people who wrote by hand had better memory recall than those who used a standard keyboard or a virtual keyboard (like one on tablet). They are better … [Read more...] about Does Handwriting Have Advantages Over Using a Keyboard?
The traditional method for learning a foreign language is inefficient. Language hacker Tim Ferriss gives a better way. You can learn any language by remember these following 6 sentences (in the language you are trying to learn) that Tim Ferriss outlined: … [Read more...] about Remember These 6 Sentences To Learn Any Foreign Language Fast
Focused mode versus diffused mode of thinking is an important concept in Barbara Oakley's book, A Mind for Numbers. Dr. Oakley posited that the interplay between these two modes of thinking is one of the most important concepts to learning anything. In this blog post, I will be … [Read more...] about Focused Mode Versus Diffused Mode of Thinking: Why You Need Both
NO. Although you may be proud of yourself for passing a test by staying up all night and cramming right before the test; you might kick yourself knowing that you could've done much better and studied less if you spaced your study out by just a few days. The science is in. … [Read more...] about Does Cramming for Tests Work?