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As I’ve written in post after post in the main section of this blog, there is a huge difference between memorizing something and understanding something. Memorizing is being able to recite the words. Virtually everyone can make sense of that part of this equation. It’s a basic concept that’s taught from the earliest years of your schooling. Understanding is a much more interesting and powerful process. Once you make sense of it, it can change the way you think about… well… thinking.

Understanding’s dictionary definition is too broad to use in most practical contexts. Understanding is often described by professionals in complex terms and checklists. Instead professionals in education have created long and complex methodologies to describe it, and in my humble opinion, make themselves look good. I’ve always found a simple explanation of understanding to be the most powerful.

Using a simple strategy like this one you can maximize the efficiency of the time you spend studying. It can help turn your 15MSS (15 Minute Study Strategy) into a top of the class style strategy with 5% of the actual work.

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How To Know When You Really Understand It

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Have you ever felt like you could be more?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say “You’re right.”

I know this because you’re here. Because you’re reading this. (I’ve seen the analytics. Most people that show up on this site don’t have it in them to read this. Honestly, this stuff isn’t always easy to understand. They’d much rather get back to their memes that require zero IQ.)

You’re capable of great things.

Hi. I’m Aaron. I graduated college early taking a double course load while working 30 hour weeks. – And I didn’t do it because I’m particularly smart. – I barely survived some years in high school.

I learned strategies that took my academic game up to the next level.

And those are the strategies I’d like to teach you…