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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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Foundational Learning – Part Five

Stoicable July 10, 2022


Foundational Learning

The gaps you leave in your learning get wider the closer you are to the beginning. Ensure you master the fundamentals.

Not at all.

The exception is learning new concepts. Concepts are the mesh of your learning foundation – everything else is the concrete poured over them. Concepts are what you build upon when learning. When you understand the concepts, the facts become easier to remember and knowledge easier to apply.

When creating a foundation, don’t leave blanks. Make sure you’ve answered every single one of your questions before progressing with your learning. Learning is climbing a ladder. If you miss a rung, you won’t be able to climb higher than you already are.

Does this mean you need to answer your questions right away?

No. If anything, answering your questions immediately can be a disadvantage. The preferred method, which talk about in another lesson, is to answer your questions in blocks.

So what’s the point, then? Make sure you answer all of your questions before you move on to the next level of learning. The level that builds on top of the one you’re on now.

Whenever you have an opportunity to leverage the power of stories in your learning, take it.

Our brain is wired to remember and tell stories. It’s how we passed along information before paper and pc’s. When something bad happens to us, we don’t see it for what it is, bad luck. Instead, we find a way to turn it into a story. An explanation.

A story is nothing more than an account of events ordered together in a way that makes sense. If you can find a way to represent your learning so that it tells a story, then your learning retention will take off.

Here are some tips to get started.

  • Draw your concepts.
  • Find the connections between different learning material.
  • Look for the use in your learning. Change the story of the information from dull and “because you have to” to something that’s interesting, engaging and exciting.
  • Organise and order your learning. Creating a structure for it helps turn it into a story for your mind to remember.

Lesson Cards

Foundational Learning

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Key Idea

The small details you skip during your learning will soon add up. Nip them in the bud sooner rather than later. When you leave it too long, you’ll find yourself needing to relearn the content.

Card 2

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Key Idea

Overlearn the concepts.

Card 3

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Key Idea

Use spaced repetition to keep your learning foundation fresh in your mind with minimal effort required. We will cover spaced repetition in another lesson.

Card 4

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Key Idea

Make sure you find the answers to your questions before you move on to new learning.


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