Jill is an electrical engineering student
who just started his studies.
Jill is struggling with learning and recalling
material he learned
Jill met Steve, also an electrical engineering
student but in his last semesters.
Steve offered Jill a couple of advices on
how to learn effictiveley
Our brains work in
Focused mode allows us to work on and solve familiar problems using the neuron connections we have in a sequential manner
Diffuse mode is what happens when you stop working on solving a problem and let our brains wander. Our subconscious creates meanwhile connections between disparate ideas
That'S awesome !
Do you have some more tips ?
Of course !
Now let's talk about Chunking
Chunks are a set of neurons connected to each other. Chunks allow to learn stuff easily and retreive information more effectively
How can we form Chunks ?
You can imagine a Brick Wall
that we want to build.
laying a brick layer everyday and making sure
it sits firmly allows us to create a solid wall.
Same goes for Learning:
Regular repetition and practising are key to form solid chunks.
Once these are formed, certain tasks become easier
and more intuitive.
You need less effort to do them.
Trying and practising are key.
As the law of serendipity goes :
Lady Luck favors the one who tries
Now let's talk about Procrastination
You can follow a pattern to help you overcome it
1- Identify the cue that makes you procrastinate
2- Figure out the routine you do while procrastinating
3- Make sure to reward yourself. Our brains love rewards
4- Last but not least, beleive that you can change the procrastination habit
Here are other tips:
Pomodoro Technique: Work for 25 minutes without distractions and then reward yourself with 5 minutes Break
focus on the process and not on the product