Science has shown that when your brain initially puts information in long-term memory, you need to revisit it a few times to increase the chances you'll later be able to find it when you need it. This is the basis of the Forgetting Curve, an idea first postulated by Hermann … [Read more...] about Why Spaced Repetition is Important to Learning and How to Do it
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I used to highlight and write the heck out of my books when reading nonfiction. In addition, I would also take notes using a spiral notebook. But this becomes problematic when I need to come back to the book weeks or months later for reference. I would have to browse through … [Read more...] about How to Take Notes While Reading Nonfiction
So if there is one way to best learn something, what would it be? To start to answer the question, I present to you an old parable I read some time ago that goes something like this: A pottery teacher split her class into two halves. To the first half she said, … [Read more...] about What is the Best Way to Learn Something?
Math and Science are off-putting subjects to many in high school and even in college. But as we grow a bit older, we start to realize its necessity. Math and Science are all around us---it is what allows us to advance as a civilization. And recently, it has become very useful … [Read more...] about How to Relearn Math and Science
We have previously written about the benefits of learning a foreign language on this blog. Among the various benefits of being bilingual are improved decision-making, improved memory, stalled onset of dementia, and improved critical thinking. But one of the more important … [Read more...] about Being Bilingual Can Slow Down Brain Ageing and Mental Decline