Six Tips for Learning New Skills (and Retaining Them)

March 03, 2016

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A large part of achieving your professional goals is learning new skills, new techniques, new information. All of this is knowledge that you can then apply to your overall growth. I want to share with you what I’ve learned about learning.

While working to build Pico, I’ve not only been trying to learn as much as I can to help us make a better product, but I’ve worked hard to maintain my personal goal of learning French and continued teaching coding classes about once a month. So the topic of how to learn effectively has been one in which I’ve had a deep interest.

Here, then, are some tips to learn new information faster and have it stick longer:

1) Test Yourself as You Make Progress

This tip comes first because it’s so important. During your schooldays, you probably thought of the test as the end-game. But you should really be testing yourself throughout the whole study process. And don’t pat yourself on the back just yet if you think flash cards will cut it.

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