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Learning How to Learn by
using concepts from Barbara Oakley's course on Coursera
Why do it right ?
What can go wrong?
Illusions of Competence
How to fix it?
Breathe deeply from stomach
Hard Start Jump to Easy. Let your diffused mode do the work
Shift your thinking
double check your answers using a big picture perspective
enough sleep the night before
Personal Growth & understanding
Where your dream life will take you
Contribute effectively to society
Happiness through understanding
Unlocking your potential
Where does it happen?
What is learning?
Bound together by understanding
Ready for use consciously and subconciously
Chunks of information
Ready for further discovery / building on it further
Absorbed using Focused and Diffused modes
How to do it Right?
Eat your Frogs First ( use Pomodoro )
Chunk your problems
Space your repetition
Alternate different problem-solving techniques during your practice
Use explanatory questioning and simple analogies
Make a mental contrast
How to do it wrong
Letting highlights overwhelm you
Merely glancing at a problem’s solution and thinking you know how to do it
Waiting until the last minute to study
Repeatedly solving problems of the same type that you already know how to solve
Letting study sessions with friends turn into chat sessions
Neglecting to read the textbook before you start working problems
Not checking with your instructors or classmates to clear up points of confusion
Thinking you can learn deeply when you are being constantly distracted
Not getting enough sleep