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LPC Learning Strategy

Hey Friends!

This week I've been learning CSS (a computer programming language), using a technique called the LPC learning strategy. (Credit to Thomas Frank for the idea).
LPC stands for Learn, Present and Critique and it can (and should) be used in combination with other effective study techniques, such as spaced repetition. (Information on spaced repetition here).

Here are the basic steps.

1. Learn

Learn the material.
This might be listening to a lecture, reading a book, watching a video etc.

2. Present

Set up a camera and present what you have learnt to it. You don't have to post this publicly or show anyone else, this is just for your own benefit.

3. Critique

Watch the footage you took and look for three things:

  1. Errors
    Check for any errors in what you have said, and correct your knowledge.
  2. Clarification
    If you are a bit vague on something, go back and clarify the information.
  3. Questions
    If you have any questions after watching the video back, research them.

LPC might sound like a complicated way to learn things, and it does take more time than just cramming the information, but I'm sure my retention is a lot better using this method. Once I've conquered CSS, I'm moving onto JavaScript (another programming language) and plan on using LPC again.

If you found this interesting, I'd love to know so I can make more content like it!

Thanks for reading!

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Have a great week!
Cheers, Toby