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This has been a fun thread

But I'm confused: Should we strive to become "efficient at effective learning techniques", or should we follow Roy's earlier advice?



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Nearly done with Chapter 3 . . . initial assessment is generally positive and I agree with many of the things said.

Critiques of the material are centered around some of the details presented for some of the material.

Greatest area of improvement is basically enhanced examples.

I'll post a bit more details later (hopefully later this weekend).
Any update on your review for the rest of the book?

I'd be interested to hear comments from anyone else who has read it as well
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The "de-emphasize the time spent" is that one does not count the hours of study to measure your progress in learning.

That's how I interpreted, at any rate.

The point of efficiency is not to waste your study time. A lot of people put in their 2 hours (or whatever) per day, without thinking how much progress was actually made.

Whoever did that 10,000 hours book has a lot to answer for.


I'm all about efficient (cough lazy) learning approaches. Spaced repetition ftw. 30 efficient minutes a day for 6 months >>> 4 inefficient hours a day for 2 months.
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I'm all about efficient (cough lazy) learning approaches. Spaced repetition ftw. 30 efficient minutes a day for 6 months >>> 4 inefficient hours a day for 2 months.
4 efficient hours a day for 2 months >>> 30 inefficient minutes a day for 6 months

See what I did there?
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4 efficient hours a day for 2 months >>> 30 inefficient minutes a day for 6 months

See what I did there?
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As in, ~14400 >>> ~5400 ?
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4 efficient hours a day for 2 months >>> 30 inefficient minutes a day for 6 months

See what I did there?
I've never been able to sit down and study one subject for 4 efficient hours in one day. if you can. Especially for 2 months straight.
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I've never been able to sit down and study one subject for 4 efficient hours in one day. if you can. Especially for 2 months straight.
I actually need those huge chunks of time. It takes me a while to get going. Studying in 30-60 minute intervals are effectively worthless for me.

Of course I'm not doing 4 hours a day. More like 16 over the course of a weekend the last 2 months.
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I actually need those huge chunks of time. It takes me a while to get going. Studying in 30-60 minute intervals are effectively worthless for me.

Of course I'm not doing 4 hours a day. More like 16 over the course of a weekend the last 2 months.
So you need to get this book to learn how to study more efficiently
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Picked up the book on Kindle. I'm about halfway through, I've enjoyed it so far. I think the most valuable part of this book is how easy it is to incorporate the suggestions into a study routine. The emphasis on building better study habits combined with detailed examples of how to make the changes are great.

One downside is how short the book is. I've put in maybe 1 or 2 hours of frequently interrupted reading and I'm over 50% through. It runs $10.00 on Kindle which is a bit steep for it being so short. I think $5.00 or even $2.99 would be more appropriate.

Overall this book has value for anyone looking to improve their study habits. It would be useful to any student regardless of the field. I'll be trying out some of the methods described in my future studies.
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