I’m going to give you a list of seemingly random things, and I want to you try and guess how they’re related. Ready? Here we go:
- Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) is a feature in iOS 5 that allows the compiler to do memory management automatically, so you don’t have to.
- Out of all high school students that graduate in the bottom 40 percent of their class, 76 percent will not will not have a college degree within eight years.
- しんぶんでしたか？ いいえ、しんぶんじゃりません。いちごでした。
Give up? I know, I know – these things seem totally random. And to you, they absolutely are. There’s nothing that concretely binds them. So what’s the relation?
Simple – they’re all things I learned yesterday.
And here’s another thing: I didn’t learn any of this stuff in a classroom (even though I’m a college student). That’s right – I learned it all on my own. And every single day of the (work)week, I learn more and more new things out of class. In fact, this semester I’m:
- Learning Japanese
- Building an iPhone app from scratch
- Reading at least one book per month
This is on top of my regular class load and the work I do to run College Info Geek (which is considerable). And guess what? You can do this as well.
In this post, I’m going to show you the techniques I use to educate myself without any sort of formal structure, classrooms, professors, or tuition fees. Read More →