Learning New Things

Julia Evans writes about the steps required to learn something new on her blog:

Having a positive attitude is really important, but IMO by itself it’s not enough to learn hard things. Learning is a skill which takes a lot of work to get better at. So this blog post is about specific learning skills that I’ve worked on over time. They are:

  1. Identify what you don’t understand (maybe the most important one)
  2. Have confidence in your knowledge
  3. Ask questions
  4. Do research

The post specifically talks about programming, but it’s applicable to so much more. (h/t John)

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