Learning how to learn

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello friend

With 4.21 โญ and over 18.000 ratings, A Mind for Numbers is the best-rated book on Goodreads in the category "learning how to learn."

If you don't want to read the whole book, I highly suggest listening to the 17-minute Ted Talk.

10 key takeaways of the book A Mind for Numbers

  1. ๐Ÿ’ญ Visualize the situation when you might use the concepts you are studying now. How will you apply this in the future?
  2. ๐Ÿšซ Is this information really relevant, or can I skip this?
  3. ๐Ÿฆ– Sit in the T-section during class. Studies have found that students sitting in front and in the middle rows are most engaged and receive better grades. (even though they weren't more enthusiastic about the course before)
  4. ๐ŸŽฎ Do not multitask. Trying to listen and simultaneously researching something on the web is considered multitasking. (and exhausting)
  5. ๐ŸŒ Focus on the main concepts and key ideas instead of trying to record everything.
  6. ๐Ÿ™‚ Make it enjoyable. Written on a sticky note on my laptop.
  7. โณ It is normal to have a bad feeling when sitting down to study; go past the first few minutes and remind yourself that everyone has this feeling.
  8. ๐Ÿ’š Passion is not developed when starting something new. Passion is developed after practice and over time.
  9. ๐Ÿšž If you are a slow learner trying to learn faster is the wrong approach. Remember that the hiker sees the bees and butterflies (= more profound knowledge), unlike the racecar.
  10. ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ You know something telling when to and when not to use the concept. Also, when you have access to the information at a specific moment, you need it. This is only developed by practice.

๐Ÿ‘€ Have you seen my latest post?

โฏ The Diffused Mode: How to solve a difficult problem (when getting stuck)

This totally changed the way I think about problem-solving.

Have a great week!

xx Lukas

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