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Hello friends,

I’m Teo. I’m a Cambridge alumnus, International Relations Master’s student, YouTuber and blogger.

On this site, we explore the systems and tools that help us better study and understand the world around us.

What is Self-Regulated Learning?

Why would you want to become a more efficient learner? The people we label as successful don’t just know many things and have multiple skills out of nowhere. They use effective learning techniques that allow them to accumulate a lot in a timely manner, to constantly self-motivate, to monitor the mistakes they make, and to … What is Self-Regulated Learning?...

Retrieval Practice: How to Use It to Get Better Grades?

How Not to Learn? Re-reading a text, highlighting it, or repeating information over and over again (aka massed practice) in the hope of memorising it better are the most common learning techniques. But also the most damaging, as scientific studies reveal. Repetition makes us feel like we know, but unfortunately the technique is a waste … Retrieval Practice: How to...

The Art of Not Doing Stuff

My girlfriend told me recently: ‘You must learn to not do stuff sometimes.’ At first I treated it as a semi-joke, but then this sentence kept popping up in my head. ‘You must learn not to do stuff sometimes.’ To me as a workaholic, this sounded very odd, but by the third time the sentence … The Art of Not...

My Experience Being a Polyglot

polyglot, [ ˈpɒl.ɪ.ɡlɒt ] noun, someone who can speak or use several different languages So I’ve spent the past week thinking more deeply about languages, how and why we learn them, as well as what impact they’ve had on my own life. I’m about to share all those thoughts with you here. My personal experience with … My Experience Being a...

Here we go…

…this is the start of a writing journey, and it would only make sense for this first issue to be about the act of writing itself. Firstly, a bit of personal backstory. I had been thinking about publishing my own writing online for a long time. I started at some point during my later school … Here we go… Read...