How to Retain what you Learn

Many of us read books, but what do we remember? What do we use? How much do we lose after closing the cover?

The answer is: we lose a lot. Lectures and books are particularly bad ways to learn and retain knowledge. One of our community members, Maarten van Doorn, has written an amazing essay called The Complete Guide to Effective Reading. It’s worth a look. Skim it to get the overall concept, then read (and take notes) if you are really interested.