Very useful gems in here!
I love learning new ways to learn almost as much as I love learning new stuff. A few weeks ago, I read and summarized A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley. A quick read, it’s the companion book to “the #1 most popular MOOC (massive open online course) of all time,” Learning How to Learn, taught by Oakley, an engineering professor, and by Terrence Sejnowski, a computational neuroscientist. I signed up for the course a long time ago but didn’t check it out until this month.
Why did I summarize it, you may ask? Well, I got into the habit of distilling books into high-yield summaries when I observed my brilliant medical school classmates summarizing our textbooks, back in the day. (When a bunch of smart kids study the same hard stuff over four years, they learn some things from each other.) I still summarize practical books whenever…
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