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Tips and Apps for Mastering Knowledge: Back to School for Some Students and Professors

Some students and professors are heading “back to school”. With Covid, learning with technology has become more important than ever. So today, Smile published an original article of mine: Technology-Enhanced Learning: 6 Ways to Master New Info. Back-to-School with tech for Students by @LucCogZest. Triply relevant to Professors 😉 (since profs are students, researchers & …

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Take Deep Notes about Apple Books Using Outliners, Mind Mapping Apps, Task Managers, Spreadsheets, IDEs, and More

In reading about brilliant minds, like Charles Darwin, Richard Feynman, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, you have probably learned that they tend to read, a lot. And they read deeply. This was recently illustrated in the Netflix documentary, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. To read deeply, we need to take notes. The …

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Why People Take Fewer Notes Than They Should, and What They Can Do About It

It is often necessary to take notes about a document in order to understand, recall and act on it. Unfortunately, people face several difficulties in taking notes. Most people are not aware of the source of the difficulties. I dedicated a good part of my book, Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective, to …

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