|12-17-2011, 10:16 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Let me share mine with you
1. Use the Pareto Principle
- focus on the 20 % of what you learn that are really crucial. The 20% usually accounts for 80% of your results. That is why you don't need everything actually.
2. Visit this site :- Studilicious Making studying as delicious as it can be Studilicious - Making studying as delicious as it can be. It has some tips that you can apply added with some memory tricks that can really accelerate learning.
|12-18-2011, 10:51 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Estonia, Tallinn
Tim Ferriss shared a nice article on learning tips on Facebook: 20 rules of formulating knowledge in learning
1. Do not learn if you do not understand
2. Learn before you memorize - build the picture of the whole before you dismember it into simple items in SuperMemo. If the whole shows holes, review it again!
3. Build upon the basics - never jump both feet into a complex manual because you may never see the end. Well remembered basics will help the remaining knowledge easily fit in
4. Stick to the minimum information principle - if you continue forgetting an item, try to make it as simple as possible. If it does not help, see the remaining rules (cloze deletion, graphics, mnemonic techniques, converting sets into enumerations, etc.)
5. Cloze deletion is easy and effective - completing a deleted word or phrase is not only an effective way of learning. Most of all, it greatly speeds up formulating knowledge and is highly recommended for beginners
6. Use imagery - a picture is worth a thousand words
7. Use mnemonic techniques - read about peg lists and mind maps. Study the books by Tony Buzan. Learn how to convert memories into funny pictures. You won't have problems with phone numbers and complex figures
8. Graphic deletion is as good as cloze deletion - obstructing parts of a picture is great for learning anatomy, geography and more
9. Avoid sets - larger sets are virtually un-memorizable unless you convert them into enumerations!
10. Avoid enumerations - enumerations are also hard to remember but can be dealt with using cloze deletion
11. Combat interference - even the simplest items can be completely intractable if they are similar to other items. Use examples, context cues, vivid illustrations, refer to emotions, and to your personal life
12. Optimize wording - like you reduce mathematical equations, you can reduce complex sentences into smart, compact and enjoyable maxims
13. Refer to other memories - building memories on other memories generates a coherent and hermetic structure that forgetting is less likely to affect. Build upon the basics and use planned redundancy to fill in the gaps
14. Personalize and provide examples - personalization might be the most effective way of building upon other memories. Your personal life is a gold mine of facts and events to refer to. As long as you build a collection for yourself, use personalization richly to build upon well established memories
15. Rely on emotional states - emotions are related to memories. If you learn a fact in the sate of sadness, you are more likely to recall it if when you are sad. Some memories can induce emotions and help you employ this property of the brain in remembering
16. Context cues simplify wording - providing context is a way of simplifying memories, building upon earlier knowledge and avoiding interference
17. Redundancy does not contradict minimum information principle - some forms of redundancy are welcome. There is little harm in memorizing the same fact as viewed from different angles. Passive and active approach is particularly practicable in learning word-pairs. Memorizing derivation steps in problem solving is a way towards boosting your intellectual powers!
18. Provide sources - sources help you manage the learning process, updating your knowledge, judging its reliability, or importance
19. Provide date stamping - time stamping is useful for volatile knowledge that changes in time
20. Prioritize - effective learning is all about prioritizing. In incremental reading you can start from badly formulated knowledge and improve its shape as you proceed with learning (in proportion to the cost of inappropriate formulation). If need be, you can review pieces of knowledge again, split it into parts, reformulate, reprioritize, or delete. See also: Incremental reading, Devouring knowledge, Flow of knowledge, Using tasklists
|12-18-2011, 11:56 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
|12-19-2011, 07:32 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
|12-20-2011, 04:34 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
I've used Anki for about 10-15 days; I find it more effective to use manual flashcards though. I'm more analog than digital.
Iamsodope, if you happen to be analog as well, you can read up more on spaced repetition systems (Spaced repetition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) for a similar solution to Anki.
I find flashcards useful when memorizing short answers. I've used it before for 3-5 days (don't remember exactly) before a paper. I got a Distinction for the paper, so it must have helped (the short answers were worth 20% all together.). What was clear to me was the feeling of "I know this!!!" when I saw the questions in the paper.
That's a very useful list! I could use some of it for my learning system. Thanks!
The issue is identifying the 20%. For me the major problem is that I tend to procrastinate until the last minute, but I usually need to understand everything before applying it. Although I may know what I need to do to get the A, my mind resists because memorizing without understanding goes against my beliefs.
Me too. That's why I find statistics easier than pure math.
I'd say, try and remember what makes you remember something easily. Then incorporate that into your studies.
For example, I find doing some questions right after reading helps me tremendously in remembering the ideas. I need to do a certain number of questions before I can remember though.
Also, reusing the concepts from previous chapters to solve questions in later chapters helps very well as well. However this is not always possible for every subject.
If you are studying reading subjects (e.g. psychology, sociology, biology), you should do a summary of what you've read and induced at the end of reading each chapter.
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