My Learning Process

Update 2022-04: I’ve improved this process. How to write a thesis

Learning Questions

My learning process consists of a set of learning questions. These questions are almost certainly wrong and reflect at least the following:

  1. My motivation for learning a topic.
  2. My misconceptions of a given topic and the seemingly magic qualities a beginner believes it can provide.

The learning questions are initially, almost certainly wrong. This is good. It shows my current understanding or lack there-of. Refinement of these questions over time will lead to a deeper understanding of the material.

Anki Cards

I’m currently following the precepts of incremental reading, and capturing of facts and ideas into Anki cards. These cards serve as a foundation for understanding. Facts themselves cannot build intuition but they provide anchors for a framework of understanding.