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  1. Lesson One - Pre-reading

    The Power of Prereading - Part One
  2. The Power of Prereading - Part Two
  3. The Power of Prereading - Part Three
  4. The Power of Prereading - Part Four
  5. The Power of Prereading - Part Five
  6. Lesson Two - Single Tasking
    Single Tasking - Part One
  7. Single Tasking - Part Two
  8. Single Tasking - Part Three
  9. Single Tasking - Part Four
  10. Single Tasking - Part Five
  11. Lesson Three - Recognition and Recall
    Recognition and Recall - Part One
  12. Recognition and Recall - Part Two
  13. Recognition and Recall - Part Three
  14. Recognition and Recall - Part Four
  15. Recognition and Recall - Part Five
  16. Lesson Four - Question Logging
    Question Logging - Part One
  17. Question Logging - Part Two
  18. Question Logging - Part Three
  19. Question Logging - Part Five
  20. Question Logging - Part Four
  21. Lesson Five - The Testing Effect
    The Testing Effect - Part One
  22. The Testing Effect - Part Two
  23. The Testing Effect - Part Three
  24. The Testing Effect - Part Four
  25. The Testing Effect - Part Five
  26. Lesson Six - Taking Notes
    Taking Notes - Part One
  27. Taking Notes - Part Two
  28. Taking Notes - Part Three
  29. Lesson Seven - Foundational Learning
    Foundational Learning - Part One
  30. Foundational Learning - Part Two
  31. Foundational Learning - Part Three
  32. Foundational Learning - Part Four
  33. Foundational Learning - Part Five
  34. Lesson eight - Deep Learning
    Deep Learning - Part One
  35. Deep Learning - Part Two
  36. Deep Learning - Part Three
  37. Deep Learning - Part Four
  38. Deep Learning - Part Five
  39. Lesson nine - High Yield Learning
    High Yield Learning - Part One
  40. High Yield Learning - Part Two
  41. High Yield Learning - Part Three
  42. High Yield Learning - Part Four
  43. High Yield Learning - Part Five
  44. Lesson ten - The Testing Effect
    The Testing Effect - Part One
  45. The Testing Effect - Part Two
  46. The Testing Effect - Part Three
  47. The Testing Effect - Part Four
  48. The Testing Effect - Part Five
  49. Lesson eleven - active and passive learning
    Active and Passive Learning - Part One
  50. Active and Passive Learning - Part Two
  51. Active and Passive Learning - Part Three
  52. Active and Passive Learning - Part Four
  53. Active and Passive Learning - Part Five
  54. Lesson twelve - Study Blocking
    Study Blocking - Part One
  55. Study Blocking - Part Two
  56. Study Blocking - Part Three
  57. Study Blocking - Part Four
  58. Study Blocking - Part Five
  59. Lesson thirteen - Linking
    Linking - Part One
  60. Linking - Part Two
  61. Linking - Part Three
  62. Linking - Part Four
  63. Linking - Part Five
  64. Lesson fourteen - Interleaving
    Interleaving - Part One
  65. Interleaving - Part Two
  66. Interleaving - Part Three
  67. Interleaving - Part Four
  68. Interleaving - Part Five
  69. Lessons fifteen - Application Questioning
    Application Questioning - Part One
  70. Application Questioning - Part Two
  71. Copy of Application Questioning - Part Three
  72. Application Questioning - Part Four
  73. Application Questioning - Part Five
  74. Lesson Sixteen - Using Tables
    Tables - Part One
  75. Tables - Part Two
  76. Tables - Part Three
  77. Tables - Part Four
  78. Tables - Part Five
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High Yield Learning – Part Five

Stoicable July 13, 2022

Recap

High Yield Learning

If I could only take away 5 points, what would they be?

This exercise is about developing the skill of deciding what is the most important information. If you can condense what you’re learning into 3 ideas, even better.

Is this really important?

Do I really need to know this?

Always assess what you’re learning. Question its importance. Your brain stores use, not information. Keep your mind engaged and constantly searching for the most vital information.

This is the hardest part of high yield learning – deciding what to let go.

When we begin learning, we don’t know anything. Naturally, we try to learn everything. This is not how our brain works. Instead, we end up getting overwhelmed. To make matters worse, the important stuff gets lost in the fog of the unimportant.

If you love something, let it go. It turns out this old saying applies to learning as much as relationships. If you want your learning to be effective, let go of the parts that aren’t.

Your brain stores use, not information.

This keeps coming up. The reason? To reach your learning potential, you need to understand how your brain operates.

When you realise that your brain organises information by its use, you begin to see why high yield learning is such a formidable technique. By evaluating your learning, you communicate the usefulness of what you keep. You subconsciously tag it as useful.

Lesson Cards

High Yield Learning

Card 1

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Key Idea

Get rid of everything that isn’t important. Don’t waste your time on anything that you don’t believe is important.

Card 2

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Key Idea

If you’re not sure whether something is important, cut it. This is most relevant when you’re learning something new. At the start, everything feels important because you know nothing. Don’t fall for the trap.

Card 3

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Key Idea

When you try to learn everything, you learn nothing.

Card 4

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Key Idea

Always ask… “Is this important?” when deciding what to focus on.

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