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Alwaleed Abdeen

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What are the tools and disciplines that a person should develop to build the skills of accelerated learning?

What are the best practices on learning something new to learn it fast and effective and what are the tools for accelerated learning?

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  • Oct 12 2013: Whenever you are learning a new skill, new concept ot new theory, you should first thoroughly understand such new things. After that, you should try to think whether there could be a different approach, to arrive at the same result, which will take less time or less effort. Occasionally, the motive of this could be laziness, gaming intent or simply creative. For instance, a young boy was hired to do the weaving of cloth by one thread at a time, then he started to think that how can he do weaving by 20 or 40 threads at a time. Thus the new weaving machine was born. Even mathematical or physical theory were born by this approach.
    Besides the development of new invention or theory, NEW STUDY TECHNIQUE CAN ALSO BE DEVELOPED BY NOT SO NOBLE INTENTION, OR SIMPLY BY SOME CURIOSITY OF PLAYING THE "GAME" JUST FOR FUN, OR OF HOW TO FIND A SHORT CUT SIMPLY FOR SAVING TIME OR DO IT QUICKER THAN OTHERS COULD DO.
    Let me give you 2 examples of my tricks:
    1. When you try to multiply two 2-digit numbers. Instead of doing it the conventional way, you could calculate, say, 47x83, first by writing down the sum of 4x8 and 7x3, for this you simply could easily write down the result of 3221 (because the first product is really the product of 40x80, so the product is actually 3200, thus, the "sum of the two product is 3221. Now you add on the products of 4x3 and 7x8, each of them should contain a 0 at the end. So you could add these up as:
    3221
    + 12(0)
    + 56(0)
    That happened to be 3901. This is easier if you carry out by pencil and paper, but also you could calculate it out in your head.
    2. When you read a sentence; "My mother gave me blueberry pancakes as my breakfast this morning.", you should read it as a group of sub-words, as "My mo ther gave me blue berry pan cakes as my break fast this mor ning." Each of the sub-words is easily understood, so that you could read them as one component, not as an assembly of alphabets. It would speed up your reading skill.

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