I use Duolingo for learning languages. But for general knowledge I try to read as many books as possible. I found every shortcut I tried so far very unsatisfying. Knowledge from Apps, YouTube or other places on the internet is mostly shallow. I sometimes use blinkist, but if I'm really interested in some topic, I see no other way than to dive into a full book. For general knowledge I would recommend to start with Sapiens by Harari or Behave by Sapolsky. Both are extremely knowledgeable. If you are not into reading, you may try audio books. I used Audible, but it is Amazon and thus kind of evil. 😉
The best way to grow general knowledge is probably too read m I'd recommend making a small goal like a book every two months or something to start with and then work your way up. Goodreads is a pretty good app to keep track of of your progress. If fiction is easier for you, start with that to make reading a habit and then start with nonfiction in whatever topics you find interesting/want to know more about.
- How do you test your learning?
- How much time do you spend learning and studying?
- I want to learn something practical like making clothes, knitting, singing, painting … any book suggestion, youtube channel or whatever?
- Sometimes it is quite hard to maintain my focus on learning and studying. I find myself checking mail, reading social media commentary and avoiding the still to be worked on assignments. What can I do to prevent that?
- How can I stay focused and motivated for a long time?
- What are some tips for better concentration and actually learning the material?
- How do you stop yourself from getting distracted while studying?
- How do you find what gives you positive motivation?
- How do you focus for long periods of time?
- How should I keep focused when I don’t make progress on certain tasks? For this case I stuck with the score of 6 for my IELTS writing exam while my target score is 7. And it hasn’t changed even a little bit for so long.