“14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge”
4. Get if from yourself
5. Walk around it
12. Put in order
~ James Mangan
A 1936 guide to learning that still rings true.
“After being exposed to new information, someone who experiences a good night’s sleep will have better recall of that information than someone who stays awake the whole night through. The apt apprentice listens well, sleeps soundly and repeats. She strengthens her memory (or her skillset, or knowledge base), by not only acquiring new information but consolidating it, so that it can be built upon in the future. ”
~ Robert T. Gonzalez
Learn something and then consolidate it by taking a nap.
“In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand.”
~ Pam A. Mueller, Daniel M. Oppenheimer
According to this study, students tend to process notes on a deeper level when they are writing them by hand rather than using a laptop.