Automate training and build a ballet test system: consolidation of method


Last updated July 7, 2015

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But I think it’s time for the world to finally see who I really went back to college …I was … NOTES NERD!

Yes, one of those extreme students who have made sure that they always carry at least four color knobs, a straight edge, and a clean, clearly marked notepad …

Someone who thought,

“If I just make the most beautiful notes in the world that I could always get back, everything would be fine …”

My delusional thinking pattern is something like this …

  • Obviously, perfect.
  • I would be a genius at a later time when I went to start “engineering” things in the real world, and other people would forget about everything. But not me! I have my notes ready to whip up at the moment of notice …
  • My understanding of what was needed to be an engineer (or to do some real world technical work) was completely overdone, but it was not the only problem. I also had a complete lack of understanding of the purpose of the banknotes in the first place …

    I never stopped to think that perhaps it was not the information that it was not about making beautiful pictures and making sure you had covered ALL that came out of the professor’s mouth or your textbooks?

    I’ll tell my young self …

    The marks are not to record information, but to get new information in your head …

    Yes, you want to be at the top of what the professor says, but it’s better to actually don’t do anything to do, and take notes on his key moments, than to behave as a copier, convinced that the distance on your graph is perfect, and that you choose the right color pen with the appropriate weight to draw a parabola …

    The mockiness is all I have to say about how I’m used to being … After spending a few hours after class and rearranging my notes, I thoroughly rolled up until I was satisfied with my prethness and organization …

    Just think about it if I spent this time on something that would be productive – actually dealing with problems, or preparing for exams, or doing projects early, not cramping everyone at the 16-hour marathon at the last minute …

    Here’s a depressing calculation:

    Based on what I’ve spent on organizing my notes …

    1 hour per class x 2 classes per week x 16 weeks x 4-5 classes per semester x 8 semesters.

    only because I was obsessive …

    Now that this time has not been in vain, I give myself so much. There are some aspects of what I have done (actively studying the material and I will find out how to organize the information better) that were right, and we will talk about it in a minute …

    But I want everything to be clear:

    Then it was my life … The price you pay for the aesthetic pleasures … but I’m distracted …

    Now everything has changed. And I can serve my own mistakes as an example to other students, so that you don’t make the same mistake that I am …

    For most of us, the problem with learning is not that we don’t want to do a job is what’s going on, we’re not sure what we need to do to get better prepared for the exam …

    Today I want to talk about notes …

    ” It seems to me that writing notes is a waste of time for me, and this is probably the biggest problem I have. I’ve already written all I need to know about flash cards and get through them to get all the knowledge in my head. I didn’ t have much understanding of the topics, but I could rethink the information you really need to take the exams. “

    For those of you who fall on the unorganized side, they are the baths of your existence ..

    For those of you who are a little more anal (as I was), you must spend hours and hours reorganizing, color coding and perpetuating everything that comes out of the professor’s mouth ..

    No matter, everybody always wants to know.

    “Man, how do you take notes for this class?”

    I’ll give you an answer in a second, but before that, let’ s put some limitations on ourselves …

    There is only so much that you will ever come out of reading text, reviewing your records, listening to the lectures, etc. The active use of the new material is that reinforcements in your memory, not a passive view. So we do not only want to use this in our interests when we study, but we also want to have this in mind when developing a strategy for adopting the note ..

    When you are actively concentrating, your brain is mostly in mode, and you focus on new material, forming new connections. You stay here too long, and you’re waiting for this new memory …

    The good news is that when you do not actively concentrate and relax or perform automatic, mechanical activity, your brain is in diffuse mode, and it works behind the cooks to sort out its new neural pathways that you’ve just cut out-forgetting about the unimportant things, and reformulating key ideas in a useful environment …

    So the more cycles of short bursts of tension, followed by work on other things or rest that we can program in our schedules, the better we have. Which is also linked to …

    Chanking is what happens when your brain soles a new memory template. It organizes related information into a framework, which can then be stored on the side and marked as a hint. This is a leap of mental energy for you to work on other things that can also be added to your “chunk”. The more chunks you do, the faster and more efficient you can break out of the equations, fix the problems and explain later …

    -All right. So, given that, we want to use a method that …

  • -effective time.
  • Maximizes our number of focused/diffuse cycles.
  • Maximizes the number and size of our information chunks.
  • Trying to take notes is a learning barrier …

    You get so focused on keeping everything organized, that every time the professor makes a mistake and comes back to fix it, or erase the chart before you’re finished copying it, it’s gonna throw you out of the game …

    Plus, you’re not in the discussion, focusing on the concepts presented – instead, you spend an hour in your class as a robot transcrip …

    This is bad news for learning … and it’s a waste of your time …

    Instead, you must be.

    You can do this because the second phase of our system (Consolidation Method) will pour out all disarray, leaving you organized, personalized, and seriously compressed collection of notes ..

    To demonstrate this, we’ll look at an example, assuming we take course “Physics 1”, which meets for a 50-minute lecture on Monday, Wednesday and Friday …

    So you guys follow me, I set it up.

    This is what our session schedule looks like …

    Let’ s say this week in class we will cover concepts related to movement, movement and sorrow …

    While I’m sitting in a class on Monday, the lecture covers a lot of different grounds:

  • the explanation and diagrams in what the vector is.
  • how to calculate what is a vector component.
  • Sample problem with projectile.
  • Derivation of the vertical displacement equation.
  • I worry and copy what I think are key elements for our “Get-It-All-Down” principle: the key equations and charts of vector appendix, high and motion, each problem solves the problem with my own notes clarifying certain steps …

    And by the end of the class, I have four pages of some random notes that track progress in the concepts, explained in the lecture. Obviously, it is not ideal to combine concepts and make complex domestic problems, but good enough for now …

    On Wednesday, the class covers the calculation of the final vectors of the velocity of the shells, as well as the use of different types of vector notation. The friday’s class covers the optimization of the launch angle for the projectiles and another example of how to calculate the hang time ..

    In both cases, my process looks similar to Monday. (Although, as you can see, there were fewer key elements to copy to Weds and Fri, so use your discretion-not all classes should lead to pages and note pages.).

    Okay! I did a week later …

    It may not be the most beautiful or organized collection of notes, but I know everything that is important from the class, this is our primary goal at first …

    Now comes the fun part …

    What we’re going to do now is what I call.

    (And the tip of the hat to Mr. Adam Robinson, who illustrates the version of this process in his famous book.

    This is worth the idea:

    In the end, the goal is simple.

    When you take the entire semester into one page of the note, you can visually recall almost any concept from the course, which then unlocks a huge piece of information stored with it in your memory bank ..

    As the researcher Daniel Willingham advises,

    ” I tell them to leave the notes in the direction and create a completely new path, to reorganize the material … It makes you think about the material again and again. “

    So, how do you approach this?

    In general, you will need two types of consolidation sessions:

    So, back to our example of physics, now that we’ve got all our notes for a week, the best time for our weekly consolidation is Saturday or Sunday. It gives us time for the new material to be loaded so that our subconscious will work on it a little, so once we get back to it at the weekend, we will have a better idea of what is important and what is not so critical ..

    All this should take about 30 minutes, so our weekly schedule might look like this:.

    The process is similar to:.

    There is no real science for this, but you want to try and organize, say, in our example of physics, vector mathematicians in one group, equations of motion and diagrams in another group, and then special cases of projectile movement into another ..

    This might look like this:

    After you have everything that is grouped in a way that has the most meaning for you, then comes the hard part-

    In these math classes like this, I like to use charts with a symbolic label, and short-note equations-so I can get his mouth a little bit, but still in my head know what’s going on …

    That’s what I’m done:

    I can always go back and work with the concepts on this sheet in more detail, if I feel that my understanding is missing, but at the same time, it means that it is the OGRED pharmacy, from the need to sieve through the nine pages of the notes, which do not have the updated, organized templates, which I created for myself in 30 minutes ..

    In the end, what we are doing here is an engineering “study”, as we think about it in the traditional sense, in our weekly routine procedure-forcing ourselves to do this material is enough for us not to have to re-study it again by the time the examination rolls (it is convenient to avoid those agony in the library, which amaze the energy drinks, wonder if we will be able to scram with a pass) ..

    So, this is our weekly routine …

    But what happens when the first exam fails?Now that you have 1 sheet of paper per week,

    The same process is applicable here, but you must now build on how you represent different equations and concepts. This can only be one diagram with several labels and equations that represent what has been covered in 2 full weeks of the class ..

    Again, the organization on paper will represent the organization in your brain ..

    If you can wrap your head around getting all the information covered in four to eight weeks, one sheet of paper, it’s good that this information is stored in your memory well and efficiently, which allows you to quickly access your exams …

    So for our example, this is the material that will be on our first exam:

    And after another 30-minute session with my weekly consolidations, that’s what I’ve done:

    As you can see, I have mostly combined all vector materials with all my equations of motion. I have spent on my key motion diagram, together with two points, which represent the key steps to solve problems for these types of problems ..

    I followed a similar pattern with a centrist acceleration, force, inclined plane and tension, drawing by a key label of the chart, along with a key mathematical representation ..

    Follow this process through, and VIIOLA, you have studied all the concepts you need to know in the exam. You probably took 40 pages of unprocessed notes to the class, and only a few 30-minute sessions were posted within 4 to 8 weeks, having taken it to 1 summary …

    Well, whatever it is, it’s like you’re not quite ready to run away to pass your test. We still have a lot of work to do to prepare for.

    Plus, as a bonus, you will stay with the extra-sweet-sweet equation that you can take with you in the exam for you happy souls with the professors who allow it …

    I’ve been following this process when I was in high school?What I did turns it into non-opium …

    I did very well, but these quality schemes, of course, were not the reason why …

    But here I have learned what I think are the key principles of effective memos and automation of your training sessions, so that you are as prepared as I do without adding extra 1000 hours of suffering to your experience at college …

  • Imagine that your notes will be on the side for a week, and.
  • And finally, imagine.
  • This is the type of semester you can get …

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