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Does This Sound Familiar?
If you are learning a new hobby, it can be hard to come home at the end of each day and practice. Putting in the effort to learn can start to feel more and more like a chore. What started off as a fun diversion can soon become a job itself. Over time, you lose motivation to keep learning the instrument, language, or topic you started on.
Or if you're studying to pass a test and ace a class, you may have had the experience of feeling like you knew the subject... yet you failed the test. We've all been there. Was the test rigged? No, as it turns out, our studying techniques are just terribly outdated. You did what your teacher told you, you even feel like you understood the material, but when the test came these techniques failed you.
If you want to learn something new or improve your grades, it can be hard to know where to start, because there are so many bad ways to approach the problem.
Why Most People Don't Know How to Study
Improving your learning is a personal process.
So why do we treat education like a factory?
The modern educational system was created at the turn of the century to educate factory workers. It was created during the industrial revolution, a world which bears little resemblance to the one we live in today. Unfortunately we still use this outdated system, leaving many students feeling frustrated.
Techniques like re-reading the same material, taking notes in a lecture, and so on have been the de facto study methods for hundreds of years. In the last couple of decades, though, science has proven these techniques to be horribly broken.
There must be a better way!
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A Few Common Mistakes
If you don't spend a lot of time reading about educational psychology and learning theory, you might not realize that the study practices taught in schools are proven to be ineffective.
I've spent the last decade following the research and using my background in neuroscience and video game design to help people improve their learning. Using a unique combination of scientific research and practical application, I believe it's possible to make learning both more effective and more fun.
Before I share anything, I test the research on myself. Everything you'll find on this site is not just backed by science, but by personal experience. Whether you're learning the guitar, a foreign language, or just studying for a class you can benefit from optimizing your learning.
Why Give Away "How to Study Better" for Free?
Many authors are selling books, coaching sessions, and a million other programs.
As an enthused researcher, I am not selling any learning product. This means that I can be honest with you about what does and does not work. Inside the blog, you'll find reviews of educational software, for example. I've taken the time to try out each of these products, testing them on myself to see if they actually work, and then record videos and share tricks about how to best use them.
The field of learning is full of expensive products making bold claims. On this site, you'll find only well-researched analysis, not over-priced gimmicks.