SLMC - Reading (Section 6: Pre-Reading and Preparation (Lecture 37: Pre…
SLMC - Reading
Section 6: Pre-Reading and Preparation
Bonus Lecture: The Power of Preparation
Enthusiasm without planning can do more harm than good.
Tim Feriss - Four Hour Chef
Deconstruction - how small can I break this subject down?
Selection - what are the 20% of these small pieces that will give me 80% of my results (Pareto's Principle)?
Sequencing - what is the best order in which to learn these parts?
Stakes - how can I use psychology or social pressure to condense my timelines and push myself to learn faster (Parkinson's Law)?
Learning the wrong way can be difficult to forget when we use our memory techniques.
Questions to consider:
Why am I learning this, and how will I use it?
What level of understanding or knowledge do I need?
How can this information be broken down into smaller parts and recombined into broader themes?
What are the most important things to learn based on my personal goals?
What is the right order in which to learn these rules?
How will I actually access this information
How to organize/categorize memory palaces, for example.
What will my study schedule look like, and how can I condense timelines?
Ben Hardy - "Forcing Functions"
How can I measure and quantify my progress
What will I do if things don't go to plan?
Don't fall victim to the "What the Hell?!" effect.
Lecture 36: Introducing the SQ3R System
Skim/Scan content to prepare for new info
Ask questions to improve motivation and focus
What is it?
Why are reading it?
How is it applicable?
Add details to markers AFTER reading each paragraph
Analyze content from multiple perspectives, and try to connect new to previous knowledge
Lecture 37: Pre-Read Before You Read
To investigate, examine, and record information
Pre-reading actually improves overall speed and retention
Outline/Flow of text
5x to 8x speed
not trying to "read", just looking for information that sticks out and get the structure of the text
Start to generate thoughts and questions
Pareto Principle - Pre-reading searches for the 20% details that give 80% of results
Beginning to generate SOME vague markers to be filled in later
Lecture 38: Creating burning interest: Perspectives, prior knowledge, & W/H questions
Adult learners need to be curious about their learning and apply it to prior knowledge.
Think about our application of the information
Envision yourself using the information
Start asking questions
Consider different perspectives.