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Recall
After reading a text or listening to a lecture, look away and write or say aloud the main ideas.
Test yourself
Use of flashcards, self-written quizzes, and practice problems test knowledge to solidify learning.
Chunking
Understanding and practicing with a problem solution so that it can come to mind quickly.
Space your repetition
Spread out your learning a little every day, like buidling a muscle.
Alternate problem-solving techniques
Quiz yourself on different types of problems and use different senses and techniques to study problems.
Take breaks
When you get frustrated with a problem, take a break so that another part of your mind can take over and work in the background.
Explanatory questioning and simple analogies
Whenever you are struggling with a concept, think to yourself, "How can I explain this to a 10 year old?" or, "What simple analogy can I use to illustrate this concept?"
Focus
Turn off all alerts on your phone or computer, and set a timer for 25 minutes of concentrated effort. Give yourself a small reward after the effort.
Eat your frogs first
Do the hardest thing earliest in the day, when you are fresh.