“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” – Richard Feynman
I apply this technique in all subjects what I learn, new skills which I acquire and core ideas are :
- Choose your concept! [Take your learning goal, and craft it into a compelling, obsession-worthy mission. Important: Write it down!]
- Explain it like I am 5! [Pretend your teaching it to new students, colleagues…]
- Pinpoint Your Knowledge Gap! [Whenever you get stuck, go back to the books, tutorials, study guides, notes…]
- Use an Analogy!
- Simplify the concept! [Using wordy bits]
I will add here a massive deliberate practice in all what you choose in the step 1!
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