Talking about racism OK, this subject was among the most important ones that I wanted to talk about when I first thought about creating this blog. But I always thought that I’ll take my time before I do that. I don’t want to get too muck into talking about politics, but I think anybody in … Continue reading About racism and how to adress it
You've got this, studying an learning more effectively In the previous posts of this series, I shared with you my personal experience with effective learning as well as some learning strategies that I found to be super helpful whether in school or life in general, because yes life is the biggest school out there, we're … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 6): Spaced retrieval practice
Woman sleeping on desk Oh that’s gotta be my favorite! I am sure you heard that expression before, especially in a situation where you want to make a decision and you don’t seem to be able to come up with the right one, some people will tell you to sleep on it. I used to … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 5): Sleep on it
A kid running in the woods Hello again! I hope you're doing well and you're staying safe. In the last post, we talked about the importance of developing a growth mindset in the process of effective learning. Today, it's gonna be more practical, just a ready-to-use method that can help you retain more of what … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 4): Focused and Diffuse modes
Growth mindset In the previous posts (Part 1, Part 2), I shared with you my personal experience as well as the story of my struggles with effective learning. In this post, I am going to introduce one of my favorite tips that helped me learn better in less time. So, without further adue, let's begin! … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 3): Develop a growth mindset
In the previous post, we talked about the need a lot of us share in wanting to learn things fast and with minimum effort, and I shared with you a part of my story with learning techniques as well as the beginning of my struggles with such a thing. So if you haven't already, make … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 2): My personal experience
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com Is this you? If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to be spending a lot of time studying and reading and stuff, but you still wanna be able to understand some complex ideas and concepts. But isn’t so frustrating that you read that book a few months back … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 1): My personal experience
I had to push myself to do that first exercise and answer that second question a few times in my life already. First at school, to pick a discipline that I want to be working on and to decide that I wanted to do a Ph.D. Then, when looking for a job in order to have the guts to say no to a seemingly “amazing job opportunity” ...
But I knew that I didn’t like most of what I was studying. Some of the things were interesting to know but not fun to be doing for a long time. Some were like boooooring! And a few subjects were like OK, that sounds like fun, but what do you do with that? Are there work opportunities in this discipline? At least I didn’t know there was, ...
And so, I then understood that I should stop blaming others for what they taught me, and stop seeing myself as a victim of society and its rules, and start taking responsibility for my life, listening to my heart, and looking for my passion in life. I remember one of the books I read about that and that made me feel very vulnerable and useless because I couldn’t answer those questions they asked ...