Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything

by Dr. Barbara Oakley

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Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything

by Dr. Barbara Oakley


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  • Metacognition

    Metacognition is the ability to think about how you think. It’s knowing when you are getting something wrong and deducing why that happened. Then, it is taking that knowledge and applying it so that you don’t make the same mistakes again. People with strong metacognition skills are able to analyze t

  • Storing Information

    Short-term memory has a limit. Most people can only recall a max of 5 items from short-term memory. But if you can items from short term to long term the sky is the limit. So how do you do that? Well, you learn things in manageable chunks. Using the previously mentioned techniques you take what you

  • Elaboration

    Find someone and talk it out. Teach someone else what you are learning. When you put the material in your own words you assimilate it to your memory banks and better understand the material.

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