What’s in it for me? Learn to learn better.
It is believed that if you want to be a master in your field you have to a born genius, have an outstanding memory or, a least, be willing to become a bookworm. Right?
Well, not quite. You don’t have to next Einstein or Newton to become an efficient learner. All you need a set of specific skill to master the art of learning. In this article, I’ll share some of those techniques. You’ll learn:
How to excel in a field where you perform poorly?
To create a desire to learn any topic, even Mathematics.
And what “a giant, throbbing thirty-foot-wide buttocks” has to do with learning.
Learning is easy. You just need right strategies and tools.
For decades, it is assumed that learning ability depends on innate intelligence. But experts have shown us that with few strategies and tools, anyone can improve their skills drastically.
In 1980’s Anastasia Kitsantas conducted an experiment in a girls school. She divided girls into three parts to play darts.
The first group was only told about the rules of games.
The second group was taught throwing strategies, such as keeping their arms close to their body.
The third group was motivated to just do their best.
In the end, the second group outperformed others by their strategies. They also had a lot of fun during the game.
Another useful learning tool called self-quizzing. This learning strategy involves frequently recalling what you have learned. Research shows that quizzing is 50 percent more efficient than other learning strategies.
A final method for improving learning is to use earplug to block out external noise. You may even try listening to white noise or clam music if the learning space is noisy.
Beware, avoid listening to songs with lyrics in it. It can distract you from learning.