Learning by yourself
The 20-step guide to learning anything faster and
Here is our 20-point list:
This 20-point summary is taken from the introductory "poster
page" to chapter four of the world's best-selling book, The
Learning Revolution, by Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos. And
in that chapter the two authors amplify each one of the 20 steps,
with practical examples.
- Start with the lessons from sports.
- Dare to dream.
- Set a specific goal – and set deadlines.
- Get an enthusiastic mentor – fast.
- Start with the big picture first.
- Seek out the main principle.
- Find the three best books on the subject.
- Read how to read efficiently.
- Reinforce with pictures and sound.
- Learn by doing.
- Draw Mind Maps instead of linear notes.
- Easy ways to retrieve what you've learned.
- Learn the art of relaxed awareness.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Review and reflect.
- Use linking tools such as memory pegs.
- Have fun, play games.
- Teach others.
- Take an accelerated learning course.
As chapter four points out -
try to forget everything you've ever thought about education.
If school was a bore, forget it. If you dropped out early, forget that
too. If you flew through college exams, fine; chapter four should
help you do even better. But even if you flunked school, accept that
lifelong learning is now needed.
If you're a professional teacher, we still think you'll pick up some
new tips. But we handle new styles of teaching in later chapters.
mainly for self-starters and those who'd like to be.
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