I thought a thread about learning techniques and app recommendations might be useful.
What techniques do you use to actually learn this material? Some videos have a huge amount of information and just watching them is interesting but I forget things straight away. So far this is what I do (only with the most interesting topics since it takes a lot of time!):
- Watch the video
- Write a quick note recalling what I remember from it
- Download the pdf of the course notes and load it into an app called Polar (https://getpolarized.io/)
- Make highlights of important things in Polar and edit the sentences to make them independent of the context, eg. adding a bit of context like “In glacier formation, [highlighted sentence]”
- Make Anki flashcards (https://apps.ankiweb.net/) out of the highlights, with cloze deletions and sometimes screenshots from the video
Any other ideas or useful apps?