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  • It's better to learn on a regular basis in short sessions (30-60 minutes) than 3 hours long once a week

  • Take short breaks between learning sessions, it will improve your concentration and enhance overall productivity

  • Divide overall learning material into chunks (chapters), and work on one at a time

  • Take a helicopter's view at the learning subject so that you can see the bigger picture

  • Practice what you've learned so that you master the material and get the hands-on feedback

  • Sleep well, otherwise learning is not effective

  • Recalling the learned material is the best technique of learning, even better than rereading it

  • Self-testing is highly effective step in the learning; therefore, ask yourself questions after each completed chunk

  • Exercises (running, gym, yoga, etc.) can boost your learning abilities

  • Explaining to others what you've learned helps you understand the material even better

  • Schedule a time slot for learning, ideally in the very morning

  • Learn in a quiet place where no distractions can prevent you from giving full attention to the subject

  • To fight procrastination, focus on the process not the outcome

Additional resources:

  1. The course "Learning How To Learn" at Coursera.
  2. The article "How to study smart: 20 scientific ways to learn faster"