Eight Rules for Learning
Welcome to my student learning website.
This site was originally set up for students in my
freshman and sophomore biology classes, and it includes
a subset of materials that some past students felt was
useful to understand or change their own learning.
I've written the materials in ways that I hope will be
useful to others as well. Questions or comments
are welcome --> firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Heideman, College of William
Eight rules* for learning
that I emphasize for students:
Rule of Understanding. --- Rule
The Rule of Importance. --- Rule 2 --->
The Rule of Simplification --- Rule 3 --->
The Rule of Memorization. --- Rule 4 --->
The Rule of Practice. --- Rule 5 --->
The Rule of Transfer. --- Rule 6 --->
The Rule of Sleep. --- Rule 7 --->
The Rule of Skill. --- Rule 8 --->
There used to be just seven.
These learning tools combine recent
findings on the neurobiology of learning and memory
with information on how experts think.
Will they help YOU? I don't know. Many
students claim that these tools made them better
learners, with higher grades or less time studying.
All of them said that these took time to learn,
and they needed lots of practice.
William and Mary, Department of Biology