Active strategies win over passive ones. Everything that leads to retrieval of information is effective:
- explanation generation
- inerleaved practise
- paced/interval learning
- self testing
- Feynman technique
- reflecting on what you read
These are more cognitively challenging than other passive methods and thus more tiresome.
Memory palaces, hands down. This is the best way to get stuff from the outside world and into your long term memory.
Repetition and Practise
- Talk to yourself about the concept while you walk outside
- Use the Feynman Technique
- Walk through your memory palaces in different ways to make sure you know what’s in there
- Explain concepts to yourself, making note of what you don’t know
Toxins produced while we are awake accumulate during the day. Sleep is our rescue.