How to Be a Better Learner
“There’s a universal truth for learning more efficiently: Engage with the material in a way that makes you active,” says Kornell. Translation: Watching a knitting demo on YouTube can be helpful, but the only way that you’ll ever master knits and purls is to start stitching. While school kids get plenty of opportunities for hands-on enrichment during field trips and lab experiments, some adults tend to rely on passive, book-based learning, to their own detriment. So if you want to speak Italian, don’t just sit there with headphones on. Go to an Italian restaurant. Find an Italian-conversation group on Meetup.com. Or try singing along to “O Sole Mio” with a lyric sheet.