Notes on Learning How to Learn

As part of reading Augmenting Long Term Memory I’ve been trying to take notes of things I read or watch. I realized that I would learn something useful, but that if I didn’t put it into use, I would forget it over time.

So, when I went through the Coursera course Learning How to Learn, I thought I’d take notes to help me remember.

It’s a quick course and relatively light, but does a good job explaining how the mind learns and how you can use that to improve your learning. It’s funny, I never really thought about how I learned, and taking classes growing up, my “practicing” often consisted of cramming the night before, remember just enough for the test. So many hours spent being taught something, only to forget it at the end of the semester. Now that I’ve taken this course, hopefully future learnings won’t be in vain.