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By Shalev

Hi Everyone, I'm Shalev a 3rd year medical student studying in Italy. This is my email newsletter, every Friday I'll send out an email with a new idea I had, something I learned, or something I found interesting. I'd love to hear back from you if you have any thoughts about something I wrote.

Hi Everyone, I'm Shalev a 3rd year medical student studying in Italy. This is my email newsletter, every Friday I'll send out an email with a new idea I had, something I learned, or something I found interesting. I'd love to hear back from you if you have any thoughts about something I wrote.

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#11・

The Importance of Boredom

I want to discuss something that has intrigued me for a while: boredom, and how useful it actually is.As a society, we are fighting a war that's stacked against us. Our smartest minds are working day and night in companies like Facebook, Netflix, and Youtube,…

 
#10・

Why Most People Never Stop Procrastinating

Hey everyone, this week I wanted to discuss one reason I think most people spend their whole lives procrastinating, and I don't think it's what you think it is.It's a fundamental mistake that I frequently see people make. It affects almost every area of our l…

 
#9・

A Simple Technique for Active Recall

Hey everyone, this week I wanted to share an interesting study technique inspired by the wonderful mod Jamzy (but it's most assuredly not his original idea). It's a simple method of incorporating active recall into the learning process, making the passive pro…

 
#8・

The easy way to be productive

Hi everyone! Sorry for not sending out the newsletter last week and yesterday. The truth is I usually write the newsletters throughout the week when I especially don't feel like studying. It gives me something productive to do when my energy is very low and a…

 
#7・

How you can improve your focus

Hey everyone! Recently the newsletters have been getting pretty long (one of them was actually longer than an essay I wrote for a class) so this one will be more of a quick read. I've been talking about mindfulness meditation and its impact on focus for a whi…

 
#6・

How you can never be unprepared for an exam

Hey everyone. This week I'd like to combine the ideas from 2 of the previous newsletters: making plans and the 80/20 principle. I think it's important to know in advance how exactly you're going to use the 80/20 rule and to incorporate it into your strategy f…

 
#5・

The Art of Making Plans

Hey folks! This week I'd like to talk about the process of making plans. Recently this has been on my mind since it's what I've been struggling with. I personally believe that making a detailed, realistic plan is the key to a healthy study routine. Once you k…

 
#4・

The most important concept for doing well on exams

The 80/20 rule, AKA Pareto Principle was discovered by the economist Vilfredo Pareto when he noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. However, it doesn't just apply to economics, in general, 80% of the results come from 20% of…

 
#3・

Not feeling like it vs not having enough energy

Hey everyone! Today I want to talk about the difference between feeling like doing something and not having the energy to do it. A lot of people get these two mixed up and it can lead to 2 pretty separate, but related problems: burn-out and procrastination. T…

 
#2・

Growth vs Fixed Mindsets

Hi everyone! This week I want to talk about fixed versus growth mindsets. If you're not familiar, basically a fixed mindset is where people believe that they are either "smart" or not, "athletic" or not, "good at math" or not, and that these things are just g…

 
#1・

Putting Yourself Out There

Hi everyone, thanks for signing up for my newsletter! In this first installment, I just want to talk a bit about why I started this in the first place. Recently, thanks to the recommendation of Ali Abdaal (in many videos) I read "Show You Work" by Austin Kleo…