Studying & Learning

Practice makes improvement!

  • Improvement is realistic and achievable, while perfection is an illusion.
  • Perfection is a myth and is an unachievable goal.

Studying, Best Practices

  • Studying: what students do vs. what works (and why)
  • How to study effectively by Paul Penn
    • Forget cramming, ditch the highlighter, and stop passively rereading.
    • The psychology of learning offers better tactics.
    • Memory is fundamentally reconstructive, as opposed to reproductive.
    • When studying, it’s not what you think you know that matters, but rather what you can prove you know.
    • The benefits of retrieval practice are not simply limited to facts; they also extend to concepts and the transfer of knowledge from one domain to another.


Better Focus and Efficient Studying When Not Multitasking / Multi-Focusing

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