Yeah i think improving memory would make it easier for you to learn things as fast as possible, but if no need to memorise them for exams… maybe the better would be to practice thinking with images, in other worlds you should make yourself think and learn with images, if you read a concept try to visualise it first with full comprehension, for it to stick easily and fast, plus the memory techniques to help you store them
And the understanding part is really important, but i don’t have a way or a method to make it easier sorry
I don’t know if it’s clear, and sorry for any mistake, I’m not a native speaker
In order to learn something faster and better, I usually apply one or multiple techniques from the following list:
Four stages of competence. I try to determine at which stage of competence I am in at the moment,and take steps accordingly:
Focused and diffused mode of learning
Mr Feynman’s technique
Just in time learning
Spaced Repetition System
How many of the above techniques you need to apply in a certain learning situation depends on the subject matter! For example,if you are trying to learn “keyboard typing”,you must apply 'Deliberate practice+Visualization+Pomodora Technique",etc,in combination…
Also,there is one thing that is so so important in speeding up our learning process. And it is: SLEEP
Sleep(7 to 9 hours) is the one thing that will help speed up the learning process multiple times.
And I personally like “Deliberate Rest” taking techniques. For example,YogaNidra,Progressive muscle relaxation techniques,etc…
Below books will help you understand how to practise and learn things faster and better…
Amazing! Thank you so much!
As a “Mind For Numbers” fan, and “Hyper Focus” guy,
I use some of the methods you describe -
Recalling, spaced repetition - I developed an algorithm for me that make me recall the material, Pomodoro (just with bigger intervals), “Deep breaks” etc…
Unfortunately, I did not get exactly what you mean by -
Deliberate / Block practice, parteo principal - or how you apply it, and just in time learning.
In terms of books - I am planing to read Ultra Learning after I read “Mind for Numbers” -
Should I consider adding “Make It stick”, or the ideas are pretty much the same?
The same question for Peak - secretes from the new science.
Should I consider adding it as well, or the idea is the same as “mind for numbers”, Make it stick, ultraleraning etc?
Make it Stick is more focused on Learning than Memorizing, In contrast to “Your Memory”, but the ideas are pretty much the same. “A Mind for Numbers” have some extra ideas: Focused and diffuse modes of thinking, Procastination, You can Skip the rest.
Very practical, the previous books -especially Make it Stick- are written in scientific language, some people might get bored of them.
“Make it stick” is focused on learning theories based on ‘science’. The book highlights scientifically valid ideas. This is why,I like it. "Mind For Numbers” has only one interesting theory-Focused and Diffused mood of learning. Barbara emphasizes on “Pomodora Technique”,too. Other than these two ideas,I didn’t find anything else interesting in the book! But "Mind For Numbers” is a good read!
Among all “learning how to learn” type books, “Peak” by Anders Ericsson is the best,in my opinion. This book is all about achieving ‘mastery’ in a subject. It highlights the theory of Deliberate Practice(how to practice more effeciently,etc). I also like its emphasize on “Reflective thinking”(meta learning/analysis) theory…
Unlike other books,Peak - secretes from the new science is a book for achieving mastery-mastery at the level of Mozart,Beethoven,Kasparov,etc!
Each book has a different flavor. I love going through them all… The rest is your choice!