9 Tricks to Learn Everything 10 Times Faster [LifeHack]

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Chloe Chong, an editor over at lifehack.org, posted this simple, powerful infographic on powerful learning tricks. It nicely sums up many concepts I’ve hit on in my posts, such as teaching to learn, quizzing yourself, and studying in small bursts. Which of these works best for you? Let me know in the comments! © CodyContinue reading “9 Tricks to Learn Everything 10 Times Faster [LifeHack]”

Can “Zimbabwe” Boost Your Memory?

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Why “Zimbabwe?” A psychologist named Von Restorff noticed that when he gave test subjects a random list of words. . . cat, bench, art, canopy, Zimbabwe, fish, etc. . . . they remembered best the words at the beginning and end of the list. No big surprise there. That’s the serial position effect I talk aboutContinue reading “Can “Zimbabwe” Boost Your Memory?”

4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination

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Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward. You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper worksContinue reading “4 Simple Steps to Beat Procrastination”