• Learning New Skills

    The Polyglot Approach to Learning…And, Where I Currently Stand in 14 Languages

    by • August 1, 2013 • Building Skills , Languages , Learning New Skills 2 Comments

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    The truth of the matter is that actual mastery takes time. Yes, there’s the Anders Ericsson research into 10,000, as discussed before . But, that’s actual mastery. World class mastery. Of a wide field. All-encompassing in a particular subject. What does that even mean? It’s often too vague for most of us to comprehend....

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    The 3 Types of Practice: How Efficient Is Your Learning?

    by • July 19, 2013 • Learning New Skills 0 Comments

    Anders Ericsson

    10,000 Hours Isn’t The Most Important Thing In Anders Ericsson’s Work The most well-known thing that comes out of Anders Ericsson’s work research is the often-quoted 10,000 Hours Rule: the amount of deliberate practice it takes to reach world-class mastery in something. The 10,000 Hours Rule is also often attributed, incorrectly, to Malcolm Gladwell...

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    Getting Started in Mandarin: How I Learned Basic Chinese Script in Only 2 Hours

    by • April 25, 2013 • Languages , Learning New Skills , Methods and Madness 2 Comments

    Bopomofo, the full character set.

    In Japanese, Getting Started is Easy Or least knowing where to start is easy. When learning Japanese, you should start off learning hiragana and katakana – the Japanese phonetic scripts. They’ll get you started in the language and get you away from romanization quickly. I must say, I’m not a big fan of romanization...

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