Learning Problems:
Teach Yourself to be a More Effective Learner

Learning problems generally haunt most dyslexic people. I believe you are the only person that can make yourself learn anything. A person can only learn when they want to.

I spent the first 20 years of my life not making any effort. There was no teacher in the world that could bang information into my head. Even with a large piece of wood.

Over the years I’ve discovered many ways to use my mind more effectively. The way I use my brain is so important for success. There are massive benefits from active self-communication.

You are the only person that can really teach yourself anything:

You may have had some great teachers in your life. No matter how good a teacher is they cannot control the way you think. It is up to you to make sure information goes in and stays in. You have to do more to teach yourself than the teacher does.

This is what I mean when I say a person can only learn when they want to. Firstly you need to believe you are capable of learning in order to overcome learning problems. Click here for a confidence boost.

I try to get the most out of my brain:

I think of my mind like a tool or a piece of equipment like a computer. Something I use to get things done. The important thing is I see my mind as something I can continually learn to use better.

Here are some examples of how I've learnt to use my brain more effectively:

  1. In the How to Remember Any Word section I use the word ‘Necessary’ as an example. I memorised the spelling using my imagination. The ‘ece’ in necessary looks like a pair of eyes with a nose in the middle.

  2. With irregular spellings (words spelt stupidly) I say then phonetically to help me remember them. For example ‘initiate’ I pronounce it ‘in, it, i, ate.’

These examples show by communicating with myself I can control and improve my memory for words.

Understanding information:

Learning how to learn is more than just memorising information like a parrot. Memorisation, though, is very useful for passing tests and making yourself look clever. Click here for Memory Improvement Techniques.

However learning is also about understanding and interpreting information. If there is something you don’t understand ask yourself questions about it. This is a great way to break a problem down. It focuses your mind on the correct areas to consider.

Start with the main questions. What is this about? What do you already know about it? What is its purpose? What is the end result? Again self-communication gets your mind working.

Important: Almost everything on this website is based on something I’ve found to help overcome learning problems. There are a million ways to make your mind work more effectively. The point is you have to be looking for them.


These are just some examples of how I’ve learn to use my brain more effectively. This is what I mean when I say you can always find new ways to be a better learner. Your brain is the most important piece of equipment you will ever own. If you learn to use it effectively everything else in life will be easy. Click here for more Learning Strategies.

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