How to Be a Better Learner
Sleep on It
It’s no surprise that if you’re exhausted, you’ll have a hard time following that online astronomy lecture. But research shows that the shut-eye you get the night after you learn something is just as important as how well rested you were beforehand. “Sleep is important for gelling a memory,” says Willingham. “If you don’t get enough sleep after you’ve learnedsomething, your memory of it will be incomplete.” Yet another reason to push your favorite little procrastinator to finish herhomework before the wee hours.