Learn, Apply, Teach, Repeat: Guidelines for Technical Learning

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I’m very interested in improving my ability to learn technical concepts efficiently. In this article, I’ll go over the heuristics I’ve found that work well for me: Read actively, use multiple sources/formats, work at memorizing, apply the concepts, and finally teach.

It all started with the observation (one I’m sure many of you are familiar with) that I…



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