Is There Value in Ideas You Can’t Remember?

When I give learning advice, as a rule, I suggest active recall. That’s the process of giving the answer to the question without looking at the solution. The best way to understand active recall is to look at more passive review strategies. Rereading notes, for example, is not active recall because you never need to […]

Why Focusing Can Often Feel Lazy

A lot of ideas sound right when you hear them, but don’t feel right when you do them. This is often because they have unseen side effects that aren’t immediately obvious when you first learn them. One such idea is that focus matters more than time management. That is to say, it’s better to have […]