Autodidactisim is Possible
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The internet offers many routes to become a self-learner (autodidact) on almost any topic imaginable!
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Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Concentration

Sam Horn, author of ConZentrate (St. Martin's Press) gives you five FOCUS tips to help you concentrate better.

Concentration is necessary for anyone, particularly the self-learner.

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General Chemistry: Using LaTeX to Make Effective Cards » Study Shack

General Chemistry: Using LaTeX to Make Effective Cards » Study Shack | Autodidactisim is Possible | Scoop.it
For those studying formulas or other mathematical equations, combining Anki and LaTeX (it's to format formulas so they don't look as messy as 4^(5/3)*45 etc) yields some great results. This article gives the best way to format your flashcards.
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Creating Cards: Card Models for All Classes » Study Shack

For the SRS learners (like myself), having examples of how to create cards and what they should be like are incredibly useful.
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The Myth of Learning Styles

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Learning Styles is a widely accepted theory on each person's way of learning. However, it also raises a lot of questions. This article discusses some of the arguments and flaws in the theory.
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Explanations for everyone. | BetterExplained

Clear, intuitive tutorials on math, science and programming. Have your 'aha' moment.

Another great resource for the autodidact. It approaches learning intuitively (much like Khan Academy), and gives extensive proofs as well as interesting insight on many topics like Calculus, Programming, and Science.
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Self-regulated learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A self-regulated learner is what any autodidact must strive to be. That is, someone who doesn't merely learn, but also think about how he/she is learning, who can accurately judge how well or how poorly that learning is happening, and has a truly intrinsic motivation for that learning to happen.
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OneNote to E-Reader

If you are a note enthusiast, a good way to store your notes where you can read them when you please is in your E-Reader, like the Kindle or the Nook. To do this, one can simply type them up in OneNote, hit Save As, and save the whole notebook as a PDF file. This is very useful if you made notes for a test, or you're bored at the bank and want to review what you have learned so far!

 

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Understanding the Parts: A personal view on learning

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Imagine two metal rods welded together at a right angle. You don’t understand there are two, but to you they seem as a right-angled metal rod that is only useful for a number of things. By understanding that there is not one, but instead two rods, you have understood the parts, and the rods immediately gain more uses. You could unfasten them, and you get two short rods. You can weld their ends together and you get one long one, or make a cross, or any shape. Knowledge is usually handed out after people weld it together, and pieces of information such as a formula or a constant are the two joined rods. By understanding the parts, you now gain not one single factoid that you can only fit in a slot, but many minor pieces that can, potentially, hold the power to many, many other slots.
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Formula for success in learning

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Supermemo is one of the early implementers of the Spaced Repetition Technique. These are some great tips that motivate, encourage, and advice all at the same time.
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Brain Pickings

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Interestingness, curated – picking culture's collective brain for innovation, inspiration & brilliant ideas...

Brain Pickings is one of the best ways to find new ideas that are being explored right now in art, music, books, or science.
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Open Culture

Your guide to FREE educational media. Find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, eBooks, language lessons, movies and more.

One of the most wonderful resources availiable for free educational material.
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Endeavour's Final Mission - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic

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NASA's space shuttle Endeavour completed its final mission this morning, touching down safely in Florida. Endeavour spent a total of 299 days in space, traveling more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights.

Why do you want to learn? What is your ultimate purpose? Pictures like these are good motivators, and help remind anyone of the bigger picture. After all, there is no bigger picture than Space.
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Classics in the History of Psychology -- Ebbinghaus (1885/1913) Chapter 1

Memory is an important tool for any learner that shouldn't be disparaged. This is specially true for the Autodidact, and Ebbinghaus' contribution to the subject of Spaced Reviews (the first serious study on the subject) has been very important for language learners. Software like Anki or Mnemosyne use a form of Spaced Repetition which has its roots in this first study of the more efficient ways to learn.
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The Khan Academy

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The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Khan Academy is a must, a way to start learning on one's own that is simple and doesn't require more effort than concentration and interest.
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