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Learning is overrated The only reason you would learn something is to apply that knowledge elsewhere. Are you a student? If so, your knowledge should enable you to answer examination questions. Are you a software developer? If so, your knowledge should enable you to contribute to your team or project. Focus on the outcome, not the process, learning is a ...


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I have a great hack that I use for stuff like this. What's an object in your house that you probably won't pick up until around the time you move to a new address? Maybe your bed? Or some nostalgic possession? Or some piece of art or furniture that doesn't have a good place at your current address? Write a note to yourself reminding yourself of the driver's ...


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I like to use songs or poems when I need to memorise little things like that. For instance, the formula for calculating the time of a pendulum swing has been embossed on my mind in limerick form: The pendulum swinging so free, means it's no surprise to me, that each tick plus each tock on the grandfather clock, equals two pi root l over g t=2*pi*sqrt(L/g) ...


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What you describe is the way I study. Except i write 'books' instead of wiki's because math is easier to write in LaTeX than html. Have a look at http://cs-syd.eu/projects.html to see the notes I've written. I think this is a great idea, especially if you publish your notes. It will force you to make sure they're neat and of high quality. Moreover teaching ...


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It has been established that you are more likely to remember things that you've written down. I know of no study which examines the productivity benefits of having a personal wiki. But the existence of several such tools does tell us that there are lots of people who like it. Try it and see if it works for you. Myself, I tried creating one but I found ...


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There were 3 big rules I remember from the Math department at my uni. if you work reduce your hours - Working even 20 hours a week is a huge time-constraint. Reduce your work-hours Do not fall behind! - Get help , if you are stuck, as soon as you can ! Take good notes, and review after class! My friend made a "cheat sheet" of how to pass a class. He ...


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You have learned something when you can teach it to someone else and they understand just as much as you do. That would be one of the better definitions though there is the concept of mastery where one can continuously improve as some fields keep on changing or updating. For example, how long does it take you to get dressed and could that be optimized more ...


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With a high workload its critical to stay focused in the limited hours available. Just recently I came across the pomodoro technique. Im still not an expert at all, but try to use it and so far my understanding is to imagine that every start of a week you fill a basket with a number of your own choice with pomodoro/tomatoes. By default 1 pomodoro= 25 ...


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If you need to memorize a string of numbers of some phrase/etc, then please take a look at SuperMemo One of the most compelling is the Dual and Back game. It should be at least as useful as sudoko. Crossword puzzles are good too, and board games like chess (but used sparingly, as chess itself can be a big time-killer). But I need to refer you to a good ...


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I always use a checklist in a notebook for things like this. Complex and rare events require it. Every task that needs to be completed for the event is noted along with dependencies, timescales and requirements. Once you approach the event, you check off each one as you complete it.


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Related to veda's answer, you could punish yourself when you forget to do one of these things. A very simple way to do it would be to carry a rubberband around your wrist, and snap yourself everytime you fail to perform a desired action. If you forgot your keys, snap. Left a light on, snap. There was another user here that did a similar type of reward ...



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