How to learn? Best methods.

Core out, recalling you need it when you want to study. I never did much more than reading, and processing by writing articles and teaching others the lessons. Now, I really study, thanks to all these great tips.

Jiska Hachmer
8 min readAug 10, 2020


When you study, you learn every word and will learn till you understand all from A-Z, and will process the information, then you can work with the information. You learn and can work, just cite. Make the information your own, use these tips and work.

Becoming is a process…

And you do best homeschooled, with little instruction, intrinsic and introverted learning the things you prefer. Developing your talents, hobbies, dream studies, thinks you love, your passion, your goals, your purpose in life, is how you will learn.

It is also how you will survive. The Homo Sapiens has speech, art and can share with the same species and that makes us survive.

Read all the references to know all the details.


Growth mindset (Dweck, 2006)

Everyone is developing and learning. Everyone can grow. Growth mindset, people can grow vs fixed mindset, people have a max and can not grow shows a growth mindset has better results, and in science, we know everyone develops, a lifetime. Even people with dementia can learn new things (Seamon, N.D.).


Also, SEL helps us learn better. First, the teachers doing SEL, then the kids, then any program teachers want to teach the kids can be done better.

Especially because teachers can be Dark Triads, we need awareness. It is also a low literate link to crime, in the social majors and teaching(elementary) majors, as they are the lowest majors.

Teachers need SEL first and awareness of who they are, they need to develop first. A child can only use a teacher when there is a bond, plus the teacher will only have success 25%, but the environment where the person is taught matters a lot too. In the least environment, 25% means less than in the best environment.

Learning, best methods.

Our future depends on how well we learn and understand science. We need good levels of education. It also drops the crime rate, together with honor codes and good examples that never go down into crimes.

“Regardless of your age or educational background, you can always cultivate your learning skills (Gould Library, 2009a, 2009b, 2009c, Vancouver Island University, n.d.)”(Dorsner, 2020, p5)

  • Discipline, keep doing what you do when no one is looking (Eric, 1996),
  • set study goals study with purpose and set the time you need to accomplish tasks,
  • improve concentration with mini-breaks, minimize distraction, manage your time, set goals, make priorities, say no, make to-do list and schedules. Before study check your daily routine and how much time each task cost, and plan, daily, weekly, monthly to-do lists.
  • Forget learning styles, work in more ways,
  • determine distinctiveness, unique concepts, and similarities in concepts,
  • make meaningful connections visually, don’t memorize isolated facts,
  • make questions about the text when reading,
  • make a summary in your own words after reading,
  • teach what you have learned,
  • repeat the information,
  • enhance your wellness,
  • read critically,
  • evaluate sources,
  • cite sources.

(Dorsner, 2020)


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How to be an effective learner, evidence-based…

Evidence-based, the best way to be an effective learner is

  • to use memory improvement basics (improve focus, structure study, and avoid cram sessions),
  • learning new skills (to gain gray matter (You need to keep practicing to keep the grey matter)) (Dranganski, 2004,),
  • learn in more ways(This will pull up more bits of data collected) (Willis, N.D.)(Krasnova, 2015),
  • teach what you learned to someone else,
  • use relational learning and previous learning to understand the new information to learn better, gain practical experience,
  • lookup things instead of trying to recall things you forgot, and then recall(Warriner, 2008),
  • know how you learn best, Gardner's multiple IQ, Jung learning style dimensions, VARK learning styles, and Kolb learning styles can help with that, test more to gain a better long term memory(Chan, 2006),
  • stop multi-tasking (Rubinstein, 2001).

(Morin, 2020, Verywellmind, How to become a more effective learner.).


Morin, A. (2020) How to Become a More Effective Learner. Tips from Psychology to Improve Learning Effectiveness and Efficiency. Verywellmind. Retrieved from

Evidence from the article.

  1. Draganski B, Gaser C, Busch V, Schuierer G, Bogdahn U, May A. Neuroplasticity: changes in grey matter induced by training. Nature. 2004;427(6972):311–2. doi:10.1038/427311a
  2. Krasnova TN, Samokhodskaya LM, Ivanitsky LV, et al. [Impact of interleukin-10 and interleukin-28 gene polymorphisms on the development and course of lupus nephritis]. Ter Arkh. 2015;87(6):40–44. doi:10.1080/00094056.2007.10522940
  3. Warriner AB, Humphreys KR. Learning to fail: reoccurring tip-of-the-tongue states. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2008;61(4):535–42. doi:10.1080/17470210701728867
  4. Chan JC, Mcdermott KB, Roediger HL. Retrieval-induced facilitation: initially nontested material can benefit from prior testing of related material. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2006;135(4):553–71. doi:10.1037/0096–3445.135.4.553
  5. Rubinstein JS, Meyer DE, Evans JE. Executive control of cognitive processes in task switching. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2001;27(4):763–97. doi:10.1037//0096–1523.27.4.763

Additional Reading

  • Kirschner, P. Stop propagating the learning styles myth. Computers & Education. 2017. 106:166–171. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2016.12.006
  • May, K., Elder, A. Efficient, helpful, or distracting? A literature review of media multitasking in relation to academic performance. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. 2018.15(13) doi:
  • Mazza, S., Gerbier, E., G, MP., Kasikci, Z., Joenig, O., Toppino, T., Magnin, M. Relearn Faster and Retain Longer: Along With Practice, Sleep Makes Perfect. Psychological Science. 2016. doi:10.1177/0956797616659930
  • Mueller, P., Oppenheimer, D. The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking. Psychological Science. 2014. doi:10.1177/0956797614524581
  • Chan, J.C., McDermott, K.B., & Roediger, H.L. Retrieval-induced facilitation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 2007;135(4):553–571.
  • Rubinstein, Joshua S.; Meyer, David E.; Evans, Jeffrey E. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 27(4), 763–797.
  • Willis, J. Brain-based teaching strategies for improving students’ memory, learning, and test-taking success.(Review of Research). Childhood Education. 2008;83(5):31–316.


You are learning anyway, you can add the best input, and process that information and will have the best output after, this is a process. Becoming is a process, you have a growing mind, thus the growth mindset helps you best and will give you the best results. You need your own pace, SEL, learning techniques, for example, recall and core out. Anyone can do this, you too!