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Sharing good video for the best learning techniques

Hi everyone!

I stumbled with this resource today and thought it could be helpful for other people.

Some have been discussed here, and you can see how the zettelkasten integrates in a couple of them.


  • Thanks for providing this video and I think the video provides more
    thoughts that I could work with my post in this forum.

    Cramming can be effective. By forcing a learning process into a narrow
    time duration, a learning agent is more focused. The issue is that
    there is no gap for diffuse mode for building high-level relationships
    and it is hard to do it consistently. Ideally, a learning agent should
    cram his study from day one to judgment day. Most of cases, a learning
    agent does cramming at the very end of a deadline. The gap between the
    idealized situation and a realistic one can be explained by the 3rd
    law in habit building, i.e. make it easy. If a learning agent knows
    that a learning process only requires a very small amount of effort,
    the chance is higher for him to sit down and study.

    If the focus is always on the same content, the mind will form habits.
    As a result, it is harder for a learning agent to create new ideas
    out of an old one. A type of mental model can easily tell from one
    topic but hard to tell from others. By switching the context, one
    could generate new ideas that the learning agent learns from other
    topics. The issue is what topics should a learning agent put together
    and what is an optimal duration for switching?

    Ask and answer questions is a well-known technique and there are many
    ways a learning agent can do it in practice.

    • discussion with a supervisor
    • communication on the web
    • tech your friend
    • prepare group meeting to explain what you learn

    Whenever a learning agent learn a new thing, trying to find a real
    world example would enhance the learning agent's understanding. The
    issue is that when you learn something that there is no real world
    example, e.g. quantum mechanics, how should a learning agent learn
    more effective?

    One way to deal with learning an abstract subject is to visualize your
    understanding. Although there are fewer concrete examples in learning
    quantum mechanics, a learning agent can use this technique to create
    his understanding.

    The takeaway message is to take as many practice tests as you could
    and make practices as versatile as possible.

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