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Learning By Writing →

These workflow are amazing

The rough basic idea is that I organize my learning around writing rather than reading. This doesn’t mean I don’t read - just that the reading is always in service of the writing.

Here’s an outline:

  • Step 1 – Pick a topic
  • Step 2 – Read and/or discuss with others (a bit)
  • Step 3 – Explain and defend my current, incredibly premature hypothesis, in writing (or conversation)
  • Step 4 – Find and list weaknesses in my case
  • Step 5 – Pick a subquestion and do more reading/discussing
  • Step 6 – Revise my claim / switch sides
  • Step 7 – Repeat steps 3-6 a bunch
  • Step 8 – Get feedback on a draft from others, and use this to keep repeating steps 3-6

The detail how-to were very consice, recommended for reading.