No I'm not going to explain to you how an internal combustion engine works. Let's say a car is just a metaphor for my lack of writing lately.
After a year of blogging and coding I realised how much I learned in the process. This article focuses on what exactly this has been. I like to think it's not just another article on the web, but rather a valuable reflection for anyone who has ever considered blogging.
When I read I always strive to learn something new. So what good does it make to read a lot and get nothing in return? Over the past few months I developed a system of reading that works for me and can work for you too.
There are two learning principles that you simply have to pay attention to: bottom-up and top-down learning. One produces knowledge for the learner and the other distributes it to the learner. They're all around us and you can use them too.
Compounding knowledge is the gradual accumulation of knowledge that builds upon itself. It holds true for both wide and deep learning. Warren Buffet is a great example of going deep, whereas Roger Federer first went wide. But which is better?
MedAT is a rigorous medical school admissions exam performed by medical schools in Austria to choose their top 10% of candidates. One task involves memorising 8 patient records in 8 minutes. How to achieve such levels of memorisation, integrate the techniques and apply them? Find out here.
Medical school exams are among the toughest out there. But it doesn't have to be that way. Practicing these 3 habits will get you where you want to be.