Metacognitive learning requires that you know yourself

To learn effectively, you need to have knowledge of how you learn. You, not others. Not the experts. Not the successful people out there. YOU.

This will help you identify gaps in your learning and choose the best strategies to close them.

Learning is not going from Unit 1 to Unit 25 in three weeks.

Learning a skill means changing your behavior. But first, you need to figure out what needs to be changed in your behavior and why.

If you're learning English, you probably want to change the way you speak and write in English. There is no way you can change your ways without looking at them.

How do you know what exactly needs to change? You need feedback from those who have mastered the skill.

To identify the areas in which you make mistakes, ask for help from someone whose feedback you trust. And then you will know if you need to start at Unit 17 or Unit 5.

Ask for more feedback as you start correcting your speaking behavior. You will need a lot of it, and it will help you learn to see what you can't see about yourself today. Leave a comment under each exercise that you do. The exercise will be saved in your profile and serve as a reminder that you did it. This will also give you an idea of how many exercises you did consciously and how many you completed.

Eventually, you will learn to give better feedback to yourself. This will be a new level of confidence, and believe me, it's priceless.

Download the self-evaluation protocol here (available only to the community members). Try to follow it after each exercise. Get yourself a notebook where you will write down the answers that are going to repeat, the exercises that you need the most, and the practice routines that are the most effective for you.

The more often you work using this protocol, the more of your own patterns you will identify. Our job is to pay attention to the answers and patterns that repeat. Then we can create a practice routine to change the unwanted pattern.