Turron Big 3 x 5 inch White Flash Cards Tray (150 Cards, 200 GSM) Suitable for Exam Preparation, Cheat Sheets, Short Notes, Syllabus Revision

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If you’re struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a scientist and a research fellow at Y Combinator, and he’s written books on such brain-straining topics as quantum computing and neural networks. In a recent series of tweets, he explains his process and why he finds flashcards so useful. Silicon Valley insiders have been passing his advice along and asking for details about how he does it. Nielsen says he first started memorizing flash cards (using an app called Anki, although there are lots of options) two years ago. Since then, he’s memorized more than 9,000 flashcards, reviewing them while doing things like standing in line for coffee or riding in transit. He says he spends a total of about 20 minutes a day reviewing flashcards. The results are impressive. Nielsen says he’s used flashcards to build up his understanding of complex topics such as AlphaGo, reading the same paper multiple times, pulling out bits of learning to memorize on flashcards each time through, until he had absorbed the whole thing. He used a similar method to memorize the contents of a (short) book. He also uses the same technique to remember places he likes in neighborhoods he doesn’t visit often. Once he’s learned something using flashcards, he never forgets it, he says. Nielsen has a simple rule: If learning something could save him five minutes in the future, then he’ll put whatever it is onto flashcards because it takes less than five minutes total to learn things this way. “The expected lifetime review time is less than five minutes, i.e., it takes < 5 minutes to learn something...forever." That certainly sounds worthwhile. But just because this technique works for Nielsen, is it likely to work for anyone else? Yes, because using flashcards engages the brain in several powerful ways: Spaced repetition, active recall & metacognition
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