Lifehacker’s Most Popular Tips for Learning

Hey! You didn’t come here to escape school, did you? Well, at least you will learn to do better when you finish this little break. These are Lifehacker’s most popular learning tips over the past five years.

It’s orientation week for freshmen at Lifehacker! This week, we’ll share how to break out of the summer fog and plunge into the autumn burst of activity, whether you’re heading to campus for the first time, getting your kids ready for school, or looking for ways to simply be more productive in school . So buckle up your Guardian Hunters with Velcro, apprentices. The class is now in session.

1. Learn less, learn smartly

In an hour-long lecture, psychology professor Dr. Marty Lobdell outlines learning methods and habits. Among them: use the dedicated study area, study for half an hour at a time, and divide what you study into facts and concepts . (Facts may require gimmicks or mnemonics to remember; concepts will stay with you.)

2. Feynman’s technique.

“Once you learn to explain an idea in simple language, you will deeply understand and remember it for a long time,” says a two-minute video from the educational channel Sprouts on YouTube. In the Feynman technique, named after a common physicist, you learn by teaching material or pretending to teach. You know you’ve learned something when you can explain it to a new student.

Richard Feynman was a famously good professor as he could explain physics in a simple and fun way.Just watch how he doesit , it’s amazing. Even his lectures are pleasant to read. This is the promise of the Feynman technique.

3. Music from video games

Okay, the original post is just a tip from Reddit: Looking for good music to work with? Try video game soundtracks. Music is designed to create a stimulating background that doesn’t interfere with your concentration. “

But we absolutely love the video game music on Lifehacker. We love the Celeste Pixel Platformer soundtrack and appreciate the Spotify Game Soundtrack Portal . Our readers love game music too, and it’s featured in our selection of our readers’ favorites and study music .

4. Card applications

If you just can’t use a damn index card, here are eight card learning apps. Some of them are free, some come with educational games, some offer huge decks of pre-written cards. Just, you know, don’t waste an hour picking apps instead of learning.

5. Make lecture notes useful for study.

This post by Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani dates from 2006, but thousands of people are still learning from it. Gina explains the Cornell method of note-taking, which includes layout and conceptual organization. She tells you how to study these notes and links to some template resources. This is truly meaningful study advice.

6. Study before bed

Another classic post, this time explaining the results of a scientific study that points out that when you study unfamiliar material, you can get stimulated by studying before bed, rather than, say, in the morning.

7. Bad study habits

“Highlighting and re-reading doesn’t really help you retain any information. They love the charity’s Facebook page: it might look good and make you feel like you’re helping, but it’s actually a waste of time. ” This Adam Ruins All -style video lists bad habits to avoid and then good ones to replace them.

8. Save information

Four tips learned from some of the above techniques, such as self-examination, visualization, and metaphors for understanding concepts.

9. An educational playlist for classical music.

Classical music is a great teaching genre if you know which music to choose. You don’t need Beethoven’s Fifth. That’s why we love this six-hour playlist created by the classic NAXOS label.

10. Tips for learning

AsapSCIENCE’s educational YouTube channel provides science-based learning tips such as “make your own flashcards” and “do practice tests”.

11. Reasons for silence

According to scientific research, the best educational music may not be music. The subjects performed better on complex cognitive tasks without music or background noise. For less difficult tasks, music can help. But for a particularly difficult topic, see how long you can study in silence without getting bored.

We write new learning tips almost every day, so check out our Study label for more distraction from your studies, we mean USEFUL LEARNING STRATEGIES.


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