Memorise faster: the science of learning

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There’s a new science to learning.

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Start with this article on the best way to memorise, or go deeper by browsing my recommended memory books and resources, best blog articles and podcast episodes below.

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Pegword Method: How To Use It, And Does It Really Work?

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What Is Chunking & How To Use This Powerful Memory Strategy

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Mnemonics, memory magic, and the art of getting things done

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How to study: two fantastic study hacks to improve memory

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Useful tools

  • Popular flashcards apps for learning: Anki, Brainscape, Quizlet.
  • Buy physical paper flashcards: I was weirdly excited to see Amazon still stocks the exact flashcard make that I used to buy as a student! I was a bit picky – you want a good quality of paper, the right size, and a spine that’s not so bulky that it’s uncomfortable to write on the back of a card when it’s flipped over (if you’re right handed, your hand is resting right over the spine at that point). Available in packs of five. Only available in the UK unfortunately – elsewhere, try these.

Recommended books

  • Make It Stick: go deeper on the science of learning – this is a very readable book, almost like a novel. Really excellent.
  • Understanding How We Learn: a superb visual primer on the science of learning – my copy is never far from my desk and is well-thumbed!

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