Caesar: Computerize, Study, Remember: Hack Your Learning


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Whether you’re a student or professional, you’re probably under increasing pressure to learn more in less time. Although online searches happen in milliseconds, they can sometimes lead you down the wrong track and ultimately take many times longer than just "looking it up" in a paper source like a textbook or journal. True, Google now searches millions of such scanned works, but not even Google can digitize all the world’s paper. And besides, many learners simply prefer reading "offline." Just look around your study hall, office, or local coffee shop. You’ll often see plenty of paper sitting side-by-side with computers.

This frequently makes sense. Have you ever tried replacing your paper textbooks with their Kindle, Nook, or iPad versions? If you weren’t impressed, you’re not alone. You approach "Molecular Biology of the Cell" very differently from "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone." Your materials require more study and analysis than today’s e-reading platforms typically allow, especially because those systems intentionally limit your ability to doodle, share, comment, and resell—things we expect naturally from paper. This matters because much of the world’s knowledge is still on paper, not computers. Even Google Books invites you to buy paper copies of its scans! For the most computer-savvy generation of learners ever, this is madness.

It’s time for a solution. This book applies some of the best technological ideas from the past twenty years to your learning materials, through a digital learning system called Caesar, a mnemonic for Computerize, Study, and Remember. In its Computerize phase, you’ll see how to create a durable library of DRM-free, searchable PDFs using inexpensive, if not completely free, software. In the Study phase, you’ll learn how digital study tools (DST) will accelerate your learning, whether you’re working at your desk, exercising, or even commuting. You’ll also save an enormous amount of time with free PDF editing tools (notably Adobe Acrobat Pro and Foxit Reader), note-taking software (especially OneNote and Evernote) and macros (using AutoHotkey, Quicksilver, and Autokey). Plus, you’ll learn how to outperform your paper-toting peers using the "five second rule," a clever tagging technique that uncovers anything you deem important in under five seconds. In the Remember phase, you’ll apply paper-world memory techniques such as Herigone’s mnemonic system to the digital-world. You’ll also save time using tag browsing, spaced repetition, masking, and text-to-speech (TTS) technology. As a result, you’ll more rapidly and effectively prepare for final evaluations, meetings, and other important events. Best of all, you’ll discover ways to recall your materials years or decades later.

In short, Caesar stands at the crossroads of computers and paper: it is a bridge. Now is the time to cross that bridge and hack your learning.

ASIN‏:‎B00W8FDWUU
Publisher‏:‎RueDesVignes Press; 1.0 edition (April 15, 2015)
Publication date‏:‎April 15, 2015
Language‏:‎English
File size‏:‎47655 KB
Simultaneous device usage‏:‎Unlimited
Text-to-Speech‏:‎Enabled
Screen Reader‏:‎Supported
Enhanced typesetting‏:‎Enabled
X-Ray‏:‎Not Enabled
Word Wise‏:‎Not Enabled
Print length‏:‎688 pages
Lending‏:‎Enabled

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