Over the years, I’ve had occasion to reflect on this many times, and consequently have given it considerable thought. Before starting with the minutiae of particular subjects, Guevara University would spend the first few weeks of the first year with a grounding in basic intellectual skills that transcend the choice of subject matter.
What would those skills entail?
I’d start with the following tips on how to study, which for some reason no one is ever taught.
• skim the material quickly in advance of a lecture
• take telegraphic notes (short phrases)
• later recopy those notes, augmenting them
• read the material again, this time carefully, taking notes on it
• if possible, read a different source on the same topicAce of Spades