Great advice. I will take it. I don’t have much to add except to perhaps credit the authors of some of the sentences you borrowed, as in “The simplest, most direct way to be smart is to build deep knowledge about things you care about. Building knowledge of an area improves your memory, thinking, and decisions about that topic.” — from How to be Smart: A Simple Approach by Winston Sieck — November 20, 2012 http://www.globalcognition.org/wp-content/uploads/kalins-pdf/singles/how-to-be-smart.pdf
Of course it’s possible Mr. Sieck borrowed this from someone else and so we may never know who originally authored those sentences.