/learn /To Learn

This guide is a work in progress.

This is a combination of what I gleaned from my college experience and the notes I took from the Learning How to Learn MOOC which you can take for free from Coursera.


  • Scott Young’s MIT Challenge - Scott Young went through the equivalent coursework of MIT’s four year Computer Science degree in one year by using free online close materials.
  • Fluent in 3 Months - Benny Lewis is a polyglot who is “bad” at languages. He learned how to overcome the difficulty and now attempts to learn new languages in the span of a typical visa stay in a country. His book of the same name is a great resource.
  • The Tim Ferriss Experiment - Tim Ferriss is a modern renaissance man who is constantly challenging established beliefs. In this TV series he shows how you can rapidly acquire new skills.
  • The 4-Hour Chef - This book is by Tim Ferriss as well and is the culmination of all his experience. Billed as a book about learning how to learn, it’s medium for teaching is cooking. There are plenty of sections unrelated to cooking as well. This book is quite a tomb of knowledge and is worth getting for its first section alone.
  • The Feynman Technique - Richard Feynman was a physicist who was famous for, among other things, how well he was able to teach complex concepts. In fact, he won a Nobel prize for his novel method of diagramming a concept from quantum physics.
  • http://wiki.learnstream.org/wiki/start