How to Learn?
Last updated: Mar 22, 2020
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If you are one us mere mortals, then you dont remember what you should and it takes too much time to memorise.
Recall (using queues) vs Recognition, dont confuse them
- Every memory is stored in a neural pathway
- Every brain is connected differently
- For NEW INFORMATION, we must provide multiple entry-points
- Interests, hobbies
- prior knowledge
- past experiences
- Once we reach limits of of our working memory (RAM), it becomes harder to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, signals from noise. We become mindless consumers of data. Information overload
- Cognitive Conflict
- Learning by reconciling new things with old things
- we must motivate ourself to resolve our cognitive conflict. That’s when real long term learning begins.
- Intellectual Humility
- make disagreements more constructive
How to promote motivation to resolve cognitive conflict?
- After reading, watching a video or listening to something you feel like you are know, but actually you don’t. We trick ourself thinking we are competent.
- Autonomy, make meaningful choices, sense of empowerment
- Connection, between each other and to the real world
- Curiosity in pursuit of mastery, balance b/w challenge and ability.
State of flow
- Self -reflection
Methods to commit to Long Term Memory
- Recall, active (also make it physical with SENSES) learning
- Feynman Technique
- avoid convoluted language
- Use ANALOGIES
- Spaced Repetition (longterm) vs Cramming (shortterm)
- Allot same time, but massive performance boost
The Fibonacci numbers 1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233,377…
Why Fibonacci Sequence is the best spaced repetition schedule to remember vocabulary
Tools to use
is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless. For example:
- learning a language
- studying for medical and law exams
- memorizing people’s names and faces
- brushing up on geography
- mastering long poems
- even practicing guitar chords!
Use a Text-to-Speech software
espeak -v german 'Guten Morgen'
echo "Guten Morgen" | espeak -v de -s 150 -w guten-morgen.wav -z -x
- Use german $voice$
- Set speeach rate/speed to 150 (slower). Default is 160
- Save audio file as
- No final sentence pause at the end of the text
- Write phoneme mnemonics to stdout
- Use image occulusion tools
- Put images on website and then use links in anki!
- Make your own condensed sheets
passivelearning. Rewatching whole content material is waste of time. Review notes
- Make languauge learning translation decks from Google Phrasebook
- Add Google Translate Audios to your decks using awesome TTS
- Google SHeets, and slides for collaborative learning
- Use FACT based Flashcards, make good flashcards
- Ask a native speaker to read the text for you, record it and break it into audio clippings
- Active Learning - learn whats important and RECALL
- Flashcards (Anki)
- Memory Palace / Method of Loci
- Reviewing each method regularly
Food for thought
- Will I enjoy sitting in the class, all day, everyday? 2.
How to learn a languages
SRS - Spaced Repitition System
Techniques and methods
- The Leitner Box System2
Apps and Softwares
How to learn language?
- Comprehensable Input
- FOcused and Diffused learning modes
War of Art
What have you grown the most, most fun with, honored my true self the most? What are the things you want to-do and are scared of? Figure out that and pursue it. GUARENTEE: You will see more growth and fuilfillment from that journey than anythign else you could do in life