An Unusual But Effective Approach to Becoming (A Lot) More Skilled

Learn sub-skills, not skills

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Illustration by the author showing different sub-skills involved in learning to be more productive.
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Lexical similarity chart. Source: Wikipedia
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Sub-skills I had to learn to become a better writer on Medium. Mind map created using Mind Meister.

Juliette

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Pradeep

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Who’s going to learn to write better on Medium first?

How to break skills down into sub-skills

Research

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Concepts, facts, procedures

Skill trees

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The sub-skills are on the right side, under “Techniques”

How to figure out how difficult a skill would be to learn

Assessing sub-skill parity between skills

Assessing sub-skill proficiency

How to choose the right skill(s) to learn next

Conclusion

dannyforest.com <- my new home. I don’t write on Medium anymore.

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