Self-Education: Teach Yourself Anything with the Sandbox Method

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  • Author: Nat Eliason
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    • Build your sandbox.
      • A sandbox is a low stakes place where you can easily play with new techniques and expand your skills.
    • Research.
      • Starting out, look for recipes, clear ways of using the skill that you can easily try out in the sandbox.
      • consider publishing your notes. The work that goes into making your notes consumable by others will also be helpful when you come back to them later.
    • Practice it
      • to really improve, you need to push your boundaries. Not just casually going over the same things over and over again, but challenging yourself and ideally getting feedback.
    • Get feedback
    • Continue the loop
      • once you have this process set up, just repeat it to improve even more.

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