Self-Motivation + Retention, a Better Way to Learn

Self-Motivation + Retention, a Better Way to Learn

Together, the Jerry Seinfeld Calendar and Pimsleur's Graduated Interval Recall, create a method for improving the ways we learn.

Francisco Hui
  • 4 november 2009

Several weeks ago, we came across Jack Cheng’s post about the Jerry Seinfeld Calendar and Pimsleur’s Graduated Interval Recall.

The Jerry Seinfeld Calendar is a self-motivating method to encourage and remind yourself to keep at learning the new language. It involves printing out a visible calendar for 365 days, and marking an X across the days you write. Because you’re enthused about learning this new language, you’ll want to keep at it every day. And soon enough, you’ll have a chain of red Xs. Then the self-motivation is to not break the chain.

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