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By wordsthatecho
February 29, 2016

To learn something, you need to make a commitment and hold yourself to that commitment, says Khan Academy founder Salman Khan. You can’t binge learn something for three hours the first day and then taper off. If you practice your math skills or your reading skills for 20 to 30 minutes a day, you will see an improvement in your grades over time. The consistency helps you remember the process and the rules, and when it comes time to apply those processes and rules in the classroom, you’ll find that it’s a reflex.

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