Effective Learning: 10 Tips

Learn in multiple ways; teach others what you learn; utilize previous learning. These are some tips offered by Kendra Cherry in the article, How to become a more effective learner. Kendra provides 10 excellent tips to enhance your learning experience. The tips are simple, yet very powerful.

Here is one of my favorites:

Keep Learning (and Practicing) New Things

Learning and practicing new skills helps your brain retain new information. One sure-fire way to become a more effective learner is to simply keep learning. A 2004 Nature article reported that people who learned how to juggle increased the amount of gray matter in their occipital lobes, the area of the brain associated with visual memory. When these individuals stopped practicing their new skill, this gray matter vanished.

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