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Any self-learners here?

Posted by Åndi [Hobbit]

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Would love to start some kind of online discussion or group to bounce ideas and interesting study tactics off of!


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Reply by Scarlett Bettie (Keisha Scott)

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I’m so down! Love this idea! I love self learning. I’m going to college for psychology but there are so many things I want to learn and not enough money/time for college for all of it. There’s a website called skill share where you take “classes” for all kinds of stuff! There’s a monthly fee type of thing but it’s like 20 bucks I think. Not bad. 


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Reply by Åndi [Hobbit]

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Awesome! Yes! I'll see if I can manage to get a group discussion up eventually over time, I figure it'll take a bit to be constantly flowing with ideas or discussions, but I've been craving the experience of college study groups  -- minus the college.


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Reply by Scarlett Bettie (Keisha Scott)

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I love it! If there’s anything I can do to help let me know


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Reply by Åndi [Hobbit]

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Awesome!! Thank you! I sure will!


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Reply by Alexander RODENicanhazcheezBURGr

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i love watching educational/"edutainment" stuff and i learn a lot from them.


but i'm really trying to figure out something i've noticed where i vividly remember stuff to a visual/audial stuff.

its like i get a deja vu moment for information when i hear a song or watch a video


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Reply by Ellie <3

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I've just started learning sign language for fun, and I've recently picked up Esperanto!...guess I;m also going to have to try and teach myself coding too now <3


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Reply by Åndi [Hobbit]

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I love this community so far.


Self learning is such passion. I have much admiration :)))


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Reply by J@cki3

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Hi I love self-learning!


I've been learning ASL, I think I'm at the point where I can make small conversation. I'm in a Marco Polo group for beginner learners and its been really helpful. A bit hard to find the time now though between work and school. 


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Reply by Ian

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I've been doing a lot of self teaching. Honestly, if you're into something academic that needs a lot of books or articles, consider getting a ReMarkable or some other epaper tablet. You can download PDFs from various swashbucklin' pirate websites (e.g. LibGen or Scihub), read them, and take notes on the tablet. The only downside is that epaper tablets are expensive, but in the end you actually save hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars on books.


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Reply by matthewwb

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yessss this is so me, I can never be casually into anything lol. I taught myself French and got really into the nitty gritty of linguistics and phonology just for fun, taught myself how to play ukulele and guitar and (mostly) piano, and lately I've been so super into gardening that I went from being completely clueless about it like two months ago to now being known as the plant guy to all my friends and family lol. I'm taking a break from languages but I'm working on Japanese next and I plan to continue learning the rest of my life.


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I read 100 Business books in 24hrs and than became a Billionaire (TRUE STORY!) I f***ing LOVE self learning! 


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Reply by chewlo

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I have self taught myself 3 languages successfully. Took a lot of time, but it works! I use Busuu, all my homies hate Duolingo.


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Reply by s4shar4wr

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Sounds way cool! i'd love to share some things 


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Reply by ~Katie~Khaos~

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Yup right here. I'm majoring in music production but I also went for psychology for a year before I switched schools and majors so if anyone needs any help let me know


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Reply by CROWN

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Self learning Japanese right now but will be getting a tutor soon. 


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i'm learning german but tbh, very much looking forward to taking actual courses as i find it hard to motivate myself and practice regularly. probably because i'm not that into it. i like the language and all that, but i'm mainly learning it because i have a german boyfriend and we would like to build our future in germany


reading and taking notes from my history books is a lot easier. it's nice to decorate them a bit and make mind maps. i find adding some colors, pictures etc very helpful. it's also productive to later re-make them prettier and clearer as it helps me to review what i've learned and organize things a bit

there are plenty of things i would like to pick up but i try to focus on these two as based on my experiences, trying to learn too many things at once leads to not being able to really learn anything


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Reply by techramancer

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I love the idea of self-learning but I am terrible at it. I tend to learn random things when I follow the dopamine, but can't force myself to study things. I think part of it is the lack of structure since finishing school over a decade ago.


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Reply by Ahmed Osman

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I would say self learning is my whole life, i basically self-learned my entire degree, tho it wasn’t easy by any means. I also studied three languages on my own, two of them are honestly still a work in progress, but yeah I have a long history with self learning, especially when i was in high school, i used to self study stuff related to 3d modeling and game development. And right now i’m trying to get into quantum computing


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Reply by dunk

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doing japanese on anki. i really need to brush up on grammar though....


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Reply by Animelovegnb

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I am going back to college this semester. I am really wanting to learn spanish. I use a lot of apps like Duolingo but recently I have started joining fb groups and messaging people there back and forth. I need more people to be consistent but it is pretty cool. 


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Reply by crow

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there's actually tons of free harvard courses on learning.edx.org and i've been taking a course about omens, oracles, and prophecies on there:) it's pretty interesting


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Reply by Hannah Walters

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It can be difficult to stay motivated when learning on your own, and it's easy to get discouraged if you don't see progress quickly. It's important to set goals and give yourself regular rewards to keep yourself on track. It can be hard to know which ones are worth reading. However, if you're looking for good business articles guide.



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Reply by anya

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I could do that, but sometimes I also need support.roof washing company


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Reply by xxRebellious_Emmaxx

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Definitely me. I've taught myself a bunch of different things and I think it's safe to say I've learned a lot more through my autodidactism than from school (I'm currently in the 11th grade in case you were wondering). I think it also helps that I'm hyperlexic.


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Reply by ogxka

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I love learning! Usually I study languages at home, and I also picked up coding recently. My biggest issue is that I'd like to learn so many things I don't even know where to begin. My mind is all over the place...


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