Richard Feynman was arguably one of the most impactful scientist of the 20th century.
His learning technique goes like this:
• Pick something you want to learn about
• Teach it to a 10-year old - or pretend to
• Identify knowledge gaps
• Fix your knowledge gaps
• Rinse and repeat until you're confident in your abilities
You wouldn't believe just how many times I thought I'd understood something, only to later struggle to explain it in simple terms.
Lesson learned ha!